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.
I could see the 31 year-old 6-time All-Star and 6-time All-NBA superstar rising in value as the 2022-23 season approaches. Not only did he see a dip in value due to his 2021-22 season ending early due to injury, but the Blazers made a couple solid moves in June, trading for Jerami Grant from Detroit and drafting possibly the most talented wing in the draft, Kentucky's Shaedon Sharpe.
With Anfernee Simons, could this be the supporting cast that Dame Time needs to take the Blazers to the next level? Or, even better yet, could Portland re-package these assets in some way and ship them to the Brooklyn Nets for Kevin Durant, per recent rumors?
Either way, there appears to be some upside to Lillard this late in his career - and we're apparently not the only ones that believe it, as the Blazers just gave Dame a 2-year, $122 million contract extension.
He's not cheap, but he appears to have less risk than ever right now, and with such an accomplished career, he's less risky than many younger players in our basketball card rankings.