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.
To make money investing and flipping sports cards, you have to take risks. But not only that, you have to take risks before others do.
You also can't make the obvious plays. This is what we like about our own Kendall "Lefty" McKee, he's not afraid to throw out fliers, and Griffin Conine certainly is a dirt cheap one right now.
We like the story here. The 24 year old former second round pick (52nd overall) in 2018 by the Toronto Blue Jays was traded to the Miami Marlins organization, where his father Jeff Conine played 9 total seasons out of his 17 in the bigs, making two All Star Appearances.
Jeff was a career .285 hitter and hit 20 or more homers three times.
Griffin now plays for Double-A Marlins Affiliate Pensacola and is having a great season in 2022 so far, hitting .278 with five homers and 17 RBI.
He's dirt ass cheap, so not very risky. The risk is that he ends up being a career minor leaguer, but we don't see that happening. He's not on anyone's Top 100 Prospect List, so there's a total lack of hype. This is an obstacle, but not one that can't be overcome with performance on the field.