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.
Isaac Okoro is 21 years old and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2020 NBA Draft. Okoro was considered to be arguably the best perimeter defender in the draft and was one of the best wing players in the draft as well.
Despite not putting up monster numbers through his first two NBA seasons, Okoro has given the Cavs a scoring punch. He averaged 8.8 points and 3 rebounds in 2021-22, starting 61 of the 67 games he appeared in. His transition scoring ranked in the 77th percentile in the league, according to Synergy Sports.
He wasn’t given many touches, but as the season winded down and injuries began to pile up, he received much more opportunities with the ball in his hands. The rookie displayed some genuine flashes, including a breakout 32-point outing against the Phoenix Suns.
Currently, Okoro isn’t the brightest shining star. Despite being the second youngest and second highest draft selection out of the young nucleus in Cleveland, he seems to be tossed to the side. Unless he gets more playing time and reaches the expectations, he probably might remain with the dust. Nonetheless, his cards are fairly cheap and he seems like a good buy now.
He probably doesn't have much upside in Cleveland behind both Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell.