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.
Henry has been easily the most dominant running back (and debatably, player) in the entire NFL for the last 3-4 years. With the exception of most of 2021 due to a serious foot injury.
The 28 year old did come back for the Titans' playoff loss against the Bengals, which is a solid sign.
If he stays healthy and dominates again in 2022, returning to form to help the Titans make another run at the AFC Playoffs, then his card value should rise from where it is now in the off-season, and yield a return for his sports card investors.
Whew, he stayed healthy in Week 1 and looked really good on a heavy workload. He didn't do anything spectacular, but if you've been holding his cards, there should be a solid offloading opportunity coming soon.
There's a ton of risk. He's a running back coming off an injury, and approaching age 30. He is not a long term hold and probably only has 1-2 more years left where his card prices rise.
Then they're likely to plummet, only to maybe rise again if he makes the Hall of Fame.