Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland

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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Erling Haaland

The Reward

No one is quite like Erling Haaland. He has been on an unreal scoring record in the premier league. Haaland plays big minutes for arguably the best club in Europe, and to top that all off, he is scoring almost a goal a game.

Haaland is incredible, but another thing that builds into his narrative is his humble beginnings. He is a son of a former top-flight player as well, and as we have seen over time, name recognition is everything in sports cards. Haaland clocks in. He shows up and scores poaching goals. There is a lot to like in this young star as he could be one of the all-time great number nines when all is said and done.

The Risk

There is, however, a few things that make me nervous about his profile. They are small, but I cannot avoid looking at one big concern and one small risk.

The first risk is that he doesn’t play for a nation that will likely do anything for his price ability. He is the lead threat for a poor Norway side; however, he has dual citizenship, and UEFA/FIFA has a one-time reclassification rule that technically could allow him to move to an English National team player. This would boost his market considerably.

The second, more negligible risk is that his goal threat could dry up. Manchester City is not a club that can afford for Haaland to go scoreless for a long stretch without benching the striker, and if he was to sit, we have no idea how his emotional presence would hold up as a bench striker. This is not likely, but still possible.

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  1. Patrick Angelo on April 29, 2022 at 9:18 am

    His rookies are with Red Bull Salzburg.

    • Paul Hickey on May 27, 2022 at 8:22 am

      Nice! Thanks for adding this in Patrick. I’ll be working on adding these in to his profile.

      • Paul Hickey on June 2, 2022 at 2:56 pm

        Hey Patrick!
        I just updated this profile with some more cards. Let me know what you think. 🙂

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