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.
Jack Hughes is 21 years old and was selected by The Devils with the No. 1 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft after he led the USA Hockey National Team Development Program Under-18 team with 112 points (34 goals, 78 assists) in 50 games in 2018-19.
He played 61 games for the Devils as an 18-year-old and scored 21 points (7 goals, 14 assists) before the 2019-20 season.
Hughes set an impressive record with 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) in 14 games over two tournaments in 2018 & 2019, surpassing Alex Ovechkin records. In the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, he led with 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists) for the United States, which finished third.
Hughes has displayed an outstanding growth of his game and there is certainly more to come from this young Center.
As of this writing, Hughes experienced a knee injury and will be out for the remainder of the season for the New Jersey Devils. He also missed 17 games from Oct. 21-Nov. 28 due to a dislocated left shoulder.
With the lack of play time, there are higher possibilities of Hughes getting overshadowed by other spectacular talents like Cale Makar, Roman Josi and Victor Hedman.
And how significant of a role would he be able to play to increase his cards value?