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.
On the field, we're looking at a Top 5 NFL QB, for a contending team, with a fat ass new $230 million contract. He lit up the stat column in 2020 for a ridiculously horrible Houston Texans team, and apparently will get a chance to take the field in 2022 in spite of allegations of sexual misconduct by 22 women.
Since he was traded to Cleveland for 5 draft picks and signed a mega deal with the Browns in March, his card prices have skyrocketed, but the reality is that they're still very low for a talent of his caliber in his situation.
The reward would be if he actually plays a full season in Cleveland and leads them to the playoffs, with some solid individual performances along the way. And I actually give this a 60% or more chance of happening.
Should this happen, the cards I point out below should increase by 20% over the course of the 2022 NFL season.
Well, this should be obvious. Just Google his name and you'll see that there is no guarantee that his past troubles don't follow him.
The Browns totally botched his introductory press conference, which definitely means that this saga isn't over.
I wouldn't be surprised if commish Roger Goodell makes a decision to suspend him for four games at some point this season. If this happens, it might actually be okay for his card value, at least then it might bring some closure to his possible disciplinary actions in the near future, making the flippable window on his cards much longer than it appears now.