Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell Cleveland Cavs Investment Report

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.

Donovan Mitchell

The Reward

Mitchell was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a blockbuster deal that reportedly looks like this:

Cavaliers receive:
Donovan Mitchell

Jazz receive:
Collin Sexton
Lauri Markkanen
Ochai Agbaji
2025 first-round pick
2026 pick swap
2027 first-round pick
2028 pick swap
2029 first-round pick

Even though this is a TON of picks, Cleveland gets one of the best players in the league, and clearly wins this deal. Mitchell's card owners have a tough choice to make...

Sell now and capitalize on the trade hype?


Wait to see if the Cavs make a deep playoff run with a starting line-up that now features Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen and Mitchell (four All-Star caliber players).


The Risk

Holding Mitchell is not a risk. Buying him now is risky, because there's going to be an artificial spike due to this trade and the additional eBay searches it will result it.

However, selling him at the wrong time or missing a selling window is the biggest risk in missing out on profit.

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