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.
Metcalf has been one of the league's most productive receivers, ranking 10th in receptions and fifth in receiving touchdowns in three seasons. He shattered legendary wideout Steve Largent's single season record with 1,303 receiving yards in a breakout 2020 campaign that culminated with an All-Pro selection and followed up with 12 touchdowns last season despite playing through a foot injury.
The Seahawks gave Metcalf a historic $30-million signing bonus as part of his three-year, $72-million extension. Metcalf is now one of the best-paid receivers in the league. In terms of three-year cash he’s almost at Tyreek Hill’s level. His average pay is just outside the Top 5, tied with Stefon Diggs of the Bills.
While we're recommending selling most football cards during the August NFL Preseason hype cycle, Metcalf's hype is down a bit due to his shaky QB situation and lack of expected wins in Seattle this year. This makes him an intriguing buy now guy, as his market size is still strong.
Metcalf’s cards are expensive in parallel to his star talent. Judging by the potential he has showcased throughout the seasons, he seems less risky. Moreover, the recent contract extension makes Metcalf a great bet.