Jay Allen

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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.

Jay Allen

The Reward

The talent was on full display for Jay Allen II during his final season at John Carroll Catholic High School in 2021, and it propelled him to being the 30th player selected in the 2021 MLB Draft

There’s ample to like about Allen, who only turned 20 years old in November. He swiped 43 bags in just 91 games, the CF defense is still very much there, and while the power is still trying to show through, his plate discipline is borderline elite. Hopefully the move to High-A Dayton this year allows his swing to fully take off.

The Risk

There’s some risk here, as he didn’t show very well at the plate in the minors last year, but he’s only 20 years old, has high upside – and if he starts to hit homers in the minors it will bump his card value in the right direction. Plus, he’s in a Reds system that features top prospect Elly De La Cruz.

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