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.
Mr. Saturday is now Mr. Sunday, as the 24-year old Russell is the only F1 Driver in the 2022 season to finish in the top five in every race thus far and is on the precipice of winning his first career race.
Not only is Formula 1 gaining popularity in the United States after dominating internationally, but F1 Topps Chrome releases in 2020 and 2021 are effing on fire.
The purchase of F1 by Liberty Media has turned it into a content machine, placing it in front of new fans worldwide that can't get enough of the sport.
The Netflix Series Drive To Survive is super binge-able for all ages and demographics, and the sport itself has many layers and elements that make it compelling, but also pretty easy to pick up and follow.
I'm an F1 newbie, and I'm hooked.
Whether or not you're into F1, the proof is in the data related to the 2020 Topps Chrome F1 release and subsequent 2020 Sapphire and second year 2021 Topps Chrome F1 releases.
The cards have only risen in value over the last year, and show no signs of slowing down.
Things happen quickly in Sports Card Investing, and that's why we're here and want you to subscribe to get all of the information to help you make money.
Okay, now on to George Russell.
Why is he ranked higher than Lewis Hamilton?
Let me put it this way - if you could have bought Joe Burrow cards before he made his playoff run in January 2022 would you have?
What about Charles Leclerc? As any good investor knows, you don't buy at the peak, and Leclerc is on fire, but he's at his peak.
Yep. The only question is, which ones would you have bought and how many? That's what going premium below will give you.
Russell is a future F1 World Champion. And that's not just me saying that. Everyone in F1 knows it, and he's been groomed for the last several years as such.
He's 24, racing as Hamilton's teammate at Mercedes, ready to take Hamilton's seat as the top F1 Driver in the world sooner rather that later.
To make money investing in sports cards, you have to know who's next, and put money into that person's cards.
Russell is that guy.
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The only risk is buying the wrong Russell cards. Upgrading / going premium below will help you ensure that doesn't happen.
Of course, there is always a risk with young athletes that they get injured, miss time, or underperform, but all signs point to Russell having success on the track, which means as long as you own the right cards, you'll make some serious returns with him.