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: Before his torn ACL in April 2021, the 24 year old 2016 rookie, former 7th overall pick in the NBA Draft, did not miss many games at all. The idea earlier in the year was to buy him and flip him when he came back for the NBA Playoffs, but that never happened. The Nuggets made an early exit thanks to the Warriors and have been forgotten about, which makes now another solid time to buy Murray low.
He's likely to be back full strength for the start of the 2022-23 NBA Season, and the reward would be a hot start followed by leading the Nuggets back to a top 3-4 seed in the 2023 NBA Playoffs.
The Risk: You buy, and he doesn't come back. Or, you buy, he comes back, but is not himself at all. However, the great thing about Sports Card Investing, is that you can still hold the asset until there's another moment, of either hype or on-court performance. At such low prices, Murray carries very little risk in spite of the injury, due to the fact that if there is no flippable moment next season, there should be in the next 1-2 years playing in Denver alongside Jokic.