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.
Gunnar Henderson is 21 years old and drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft from John T. Morgan Academy
Henderson who has risen to Triple-A Norfolk, will be Baltimore’s lone representative in the 2022 MLB All-Star Futures Game. He is the highest ranking prospect in Baltimore’s system currently playing. He ranks as the No. 33 prospect in baseball, according to Baseball America, and he’s shown his hitting prowess at each level in the minors.
In Triple-A this season, Henderson is batting .274 with five homers in 25 games. He hit for the cycle on the night before his 21st birthday, becoming the first Tides player to accomplish the feat in 22 years.
All prospects hold risks and Henderson holds no exception to that.
That said, now seems like a less risky time to buy his low end and mid range cards below.
The real risk lies with his high end stuff.