Our Investing Thesis
The hobby is huge. There is a ton of temptation and FOMO. It's easy to become undisciplined and sloppy in pursuit of making money investing in sports cards.
Our sports card investing thesis is three fold.
1. Don't Chase. The way to make money investing in Sports Cards is NOT to chase the hot players or cards, but to have the ability to identify the NEXT hottest player BEFORE their card prices take off.
2. Stay In The Game. Since each player has a countless amount of cards, it's necessary to stay disciplined in identifying and purchasing cards that will have the ability to rise in value. Go Low / Mid Risk as much as possible. Everyone wants the big names. If the price is already high, then the upside is already baked in. Buy the dip on either the card, the player or both. Have reasonable expectations. Not every card will yield a profit, but overall, if you stay in the game, you should make 20% over the long haul.
3. Be Set Up To Sell. The most overlooked part of profiting in sports card investing is actually being set up to sell your cards. This includes acquiring cards that are frequently transacted, so as to instill confidence in your future buyer by being able to show consistent sales comps. We're not saying not to acquire short prints and variations, but if you're looking to make an ROI quickly, these aren't always the best cards.
There are two windows. The long term window and the flippable window. The long term window is when you believe a player has a season or more of relevant potential "moments" ahead. The flippable window is when a player actually never has to perform well on the field or court, but only has to generate enough "hype" to see an increase in card value.
We know that our background of professional sports front office work and player scouting, high stakes fantasy sports expertise, digital content creation and sales will make our Sports Card Investment Report a critical piece in your pursuit of positive ROI on your Sports Card Investments.
Christopher Nkunku notched 35 goals and 20 assists in 52 appearances for Leipzig in 2021/22, earning the Bundesliga Player of the Season award and his first senior France caps for his efforts.
The numbers Nkunku put up garnered attention from several top European teams, including Manchester United. But Nkunku signed a contract extension with RB Leipzig through to 2026. A move to a larger club is certainly something that intrigues his sports card investors, and gives him upside for the future.
In addition, his play on the field can drive his prices higher. The versatile attacking midfielder will have the chance to add another winner's medal to his collection as soon as August 30, when the DFB Cup holders take on defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the Supercup. If that happens, his cards' prices are sure to increase.
Nkunku's prices are comparatively lower than other soccer players making him less risky. However, like any other young player, the true ceiling of his cards comes into question. But with the current trajectory of his game, he is a great bet.