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.
Jaylen Brown is only 26 years old and was drafted with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, so he has the pedigree that many basketball card investors look for. He is in his 7th year with the Boston Celtics and was named an NBA All-star for the first time ever in his career. He holds an NBA record for scoring 30 points with over 60% shooting from the field. In the 2021-22 season, he advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in his career, making now a great time to move his cards for a profit.
However, if the Celtics add another piece around him and Jayson Tatum, we could be looking at another potential dynasty, giving his cards some future upside.
According to ESPN.com, the Indiana Pacers are sending Malcolm Brogdon to the Boston Celtics for Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith and a 2023 first-round pick, sources told ESPN. Celtics are also including Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts and Juwan Morgan in the deal. The trade cannot happen until July 9 because Morgan has a signing restriction in his contract.
Brogdon can flat out play, and could be the missing link the Celtics need to make another title run in 2022-23.
If you want to make a move based on NBA off-season moves, buying Brown on the back of this trade could be a sneaky play that pays off come May 2023.
While he has the potential to be a star, he's the clear number two behind Jayson Tatum, which limits his upside. And he has been a bit prone to injury, which might affect his overall career growth.
If you think it will be easy for Boston to repeat their NBA Finals run next year. Think again. It could be tough times again for Brown and co. The whole Eastern Conference will be gunning for them next season.