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.
Connor McDavid is thought to have been one of the best players that have hit the ice since Wayne Gretzky. He will be incredible and is one of the most dominant players in his sport right now. When we have seen dominance from athletes over a long period of time we think of LeBron, Tiger, and we should be thinking of McDavid. If he can get the Oilers a championship, that is all that McDavid will need.
He will be the most liquid hockey player for the foreseeable future in sports card investing. Below are some of his top buys.
The risk for Connor is you will have to pay a steep price to get into his high-end cards. You will have to pay the cost of him being one of the best.
There is a risk of injury in sports, but my biggest worry would be that he misses Gretzky's records. If we are looking for the greatest all-time prices, then he will have to catch Gretzky's numbers, and due to the short seasons that he has had early in his career, I am not sure that can happen. However, this will be a scenario where "if you shoot for the moon; you land in the stars." McDavid will go down as a great, but it is a matter of where he finishes and if he stays with the Oilers. He signed an 8-year deal in 2017 that will expire when he is 28, so McDavid will likely have another mega-deal in 2025 and where he plays and who will be significant for his overall marketability.