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.
Gary Trent Jr.
The Reward: A player in his fourth year, at only 23 years of age, from Duke, with a brand new team and new opportunity to start at guard for a competitive international franchise. A mouthful? Well, we love this guy, because he's worked his way up from a nearly forgotten about second round pick in 2018, to a legit starter and potential difference maker thus far with the Toronto Raptors, finished the 2021-22 season averaging 18.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
As the young Raptors team continues to materialize and gel, Trent has a chance to be at the center of a very competitive and explosively exciting franchise.
If you can buy the right Trent cards, he could be an amazing buy now.
The Risk: There's a chance that he becomes "just a guy" with a small market, but the reality is that his price point is so low compared to his performance, opportunity and upside, that he checks out as a very low risk for sports card investors. If you get in now, at his current prices listed below, the risk will be that you break even over the next year by selling to PCers in Toronto who fall in love with him.