Giovanni Reyna

Giovanni Reyna Sports Card 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.

Giovanni Reyna

The Reward

Among the plethora of young, talented USMNT prospects is 19 year old Budesliga Attacking Midfielder Giovanni (Gio) Reyna of Dortmund.

He's struggled with injuries this year, much like Caden Clark, and sits as a risky FLIER with immense upside.

He's #21 on ESPN.com's list of Top Players Age 21 or Younger, and here's what they write about him:

After struggling with injury this season, Reyna was being slowly reintegrated for club and the USMNT when he was ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining a muscle and tendon injury against Stuttgart in April. A supremely talented player, Reyna has already demonstrated enough skill to suggest that he could become North America's best male footballer of the decade.

Strengths: Reyna is an enthusiastic winger or central attacking midfielder who loves taking on opponents with his array of feints and trickery. At his most effective when he picks up the ball in front of the opposition defence, he can create danger by way of swift combinational play or flashes of individual inspiration. In addition to being a smart player, Reyna brings with him a fine mentality, illustrated in a defensive discipline which is well above average for his position on the pitch.

How he can improve: Missing most the season -- he featured in 10 Bundesliga games -- is a setback for a young player who was breaking out, so Reyna's first priority is to regain full fitness and make sure he's in ideal condition ahead of next season and the World Cup.

He's recovered from injury and back on the pitch early on in the 2022-23 season, trying to earn more playing time.

LAST GAME

He was substituted in and played as a midfielder for a total of seven minutes in this game. In terms of total touches, he had four individual ball possessions. Furthermore, the 19-year-old had four tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win one. He covered a distance of 1.6 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, Giovanni Reyna had a total of five sprints.

The Risk

The same way he could end up being the next great American Soccer Star, in 2022 and in 2026 when the World Cup will be held in North America, there's an equal chance Reyna could be nothing and fade off into oblivion leaving his card value nil.

That said, there's a ton of hype around him, and soccer card investors want his cards. He's worth adding some FLIER risk to your portfolio, especially if you believe in the improvement of the US Men's National Team leading up to the 2026 World Cup.

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