Ilaix Moriba

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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.

Ilaix Moriba

The Reward

Ilaix Moriba is a 19-year-old midfielder who was a La Masia resident for most of his youth and played 14 games for the Barça first team before being sold to Lepizig in 2021. He is currently at Valencia on loan from the German club.

The Guinean international was tipped for a big future at Camp Nou after rising through the La Masia ranks from 2010 to 2019.

After struggling to make an impact, he was loaned to Los Che in January, with the Spanish giants bringing him back on loan at the start of 2022/23.

As per reports from Mundo Deportivo, Valencia are willing to make a €16m deal – plus €6m in variables – with a contract at the Estadio Mestalla until 2026.

The Risk

Among other outstanding young stars like Gavi, Moriba may not be the brightest to stand out. But, his cards are cheap and it's worth giving a shot.

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