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.
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The Reward: Bane was the last pick in the first round of 2020 Draft, which is not really a spot for typical breakout second year players, but he is definitely becoming one. On a young Memphis team that looks to be a solid contender for years to come, Bane has earned the starting SG spot and not only looks the part, but averaged 18.2 PPG, 4.4 RPG and 2.7 APG in his second season.
Not only that, but he stepped up huge all year with Ja Morant injured for 1/3 of the season and some key playoff games.
This is just the beginning for Bane as he looks to be a legit #2 behind Morant, and should have several moments over the next few years to see a spike in his card prices.
The Risk: Being in a small market, and not coming in with much draft hype are the main obstacles to Bane's value, but he's loved by those around the NBA who truly know the game, and has such affordable prices, that the risk he carries is very low.
While I do think that Bane has a chance to be a stud, there's always the possibility that he ends up being "just a guy," which makes investing in his high end cards pretty risky.