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 Eagles invested a second round pick in 2020 in Hurts, who replaced the struggling Carson Wentz as the Eagles starter late in his rookie season. Hurts is a completely different type of QB than Wentz, so the Eagles had to retool their offense to commit to winning with him.
And in spite of the sure-fire criticism and speculation about his status as the Eagles' starter after their playoff blowout loss to the Buccaneers, the fact of the matter is that Hurts led the Eagles into the playoffs, finishing the regular season with a 9-7 record as the starter (he was intentionally held out of Week 18 so he could rest, and the Eagles lost under Gardner Minshew).
The Eagles have said they're committed to Hurts as their starter, and they have a young WR and RB corps ready to blossom and compete for years to come.
Hurts got a huge boost when the Eagles traded for AJ Brown on draft day. Now he has Devonta Smith, Brown and Jalen Reagor to toss the rock to.
There will be a lack of hype around Hurts moving forward, as the 2021 crop of QBs will get more opportunity next year and draw more attention. There will likely be a solid group of 2022 rookie QBs that will steal some hype and attention away from Hurts also. He really will have to perform in order to see his card prices rise, and there are no guarantees, as injuries and possible QB controversy will always loom.