Ethan Salas

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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.

Ethan Salas

The Reward

Could Ethan Salas be baseballs version of Victor Wembanyama? This 16-year-old Venezuela native signed a massive $5.1 million contract with San Diego in January after being heralded as the No. 1 overall international prospect in 2023. It was the 3rd largest for an international prospect in league history. He will not be playing this year in the Bigs for the Padres, but this is a name to keep your eye on. At only age 16 he has the possibility by years end to be ranked in the top 25-50 prospects overall. He was an international signing, which is how he can be in the minors at only age 16. He has shown that he has the ability to be a 5 tool player. The downside is he is a catcher which generally doesn’t get much hobby love. It is almost unheard of for a 16 year old to get asked to join the big league club for spring training, but he was. The past weekend he got a pinch hit opportunity in the 6th inning, he also caught the bottom of the 6th inning for pitch Ryan Weathers. He didn’t record a base hit, but he did make good contact grounding out to second base, and he looked great behind the dish! The Padres are actually considering sending him to start the season at low A. This is unheard of in baseball! This would give him the opportunity to end the year at High A or maybe even double A at just barely 17 years old. This kid has the possibility of becoming the next 19 year old to make his major league debut!

The Risk

He is only 16 years old! He has no high school or college stats to go off of. Anything could happen over the next few years with him.

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