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.
The Reward: He's must see TV for all sports fans and even fringe NBA people. Every time he's on the court, he dazzles. Not only is he highlight reel material, but he has legit game, and plays on a legit team that is bound to contend in the West this year and in years beyond.
Dude looks like the next Allen Iverson. He's fearless, an amazing leader, constantly improving, and has a team around him that is following suit, and how about that 360 degree alley-oop catch and slam in his first All-Star Game Appearance.
Even though the Grizzlies lost to the Warriors in Round 2, they are the youngest team in team in the NBA, and primed to come back next year and compete at a high level.
While many will call Ja injury prone, the reality is, he can easily recover full strength, and is now the leader of a team that knows how to win without him.
The Risk: The risk with Ja I think is probably buying the wrong cards due to high pop count. In general though, his floor is rising.
Injuries are also something to seriously follow and monitor while looking to buy more Ja stock.