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.
Djordje Mihailovic is 23 years old and plays as an attacking midfielder for CF Montreal in Major League Soccer and the USMNT.
After being acquired by CF Montreal in a trade with the Chicago Fire in 2020, Mihailovic has been impactful by scoring 4 goals and 16 assists for CF Montreal in 2021 and setting a career-high.
Mihailovic has continued to be a stellar player, totaling 7 goals and 4 assists in 14 league appearances this season. His impressive start earned him a USMNT call-up for four matches this June.
The opportunity to participate in the United States' World Cup prep matches was Mihailovic’s ticket to possibly vault himself up the ladder. His ankle injury which cost him this opportunity is a big blow to this talented 23-year-old midfielder.
Or perhaps his speculated transfer to the European club this summer would possibly serve him bigger opportunities.
In either case, there isn’t much risk in buying his cards as his cards are fairly cheap. But how high of a ceiling can Mihailovic provide for his cards’ prices in the long run?