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.
Born June 17, 1999, Immanuel Quickley was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 25th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, and was then traded to the New York Knicks as part of a package for the 23rd pick, Leandro Bolmaro, on November 20, 2020. On November 28, Quickley signed with the Knicks. In his NBA debut on December 23, Quickley scored five points and exited the game in the second quarter due to injury. He returned from injury on January 2, 2021, scoring nine points in the Knicks' 106–102 win over the Indiana Pacers. On January 24, Quickley scored a career-high 31 points in a 116–113 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
On April 3, 2022, Quickley recorded his first career triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 118-88 win over the Orlando Magic.
He can definitely play, and the good news right now is that he's dirt cheap, meaning there's tons of room for profit.
Quickly plays for the lowly Knicks, who continue to never to anything to truly improve their chances of competing for an NBA Title. This, along with the addition of Jalen Brunson in free agency this offseason, completely caps/limits Quickley's short term upside, and makes long term upside highly unlikely.