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.
Don't let the lack of NBA Finals PT or the rookie regular season stat line fool ya. The 7th overall pick in the 2021-22 NBA Draft is only 19 years old, and he's already starting to light the NBA on fire in his reserve role for the Golden State Warriors. But while he has earned himself a role on a championship contender, he is no role player - he's a future superstar.
He has ridiculous hops, highlight playmaking ability and a silky smooth jumper. He reminds me of a young Dominique Wilkins and another version of Anthony Edwards but without the free reign and playing time.
Getting him more minutes will be a priority of Steve Kerr's next season, and even though Kuminga's cards are extremely expensive right now, they aren't going down anytime soon.
The fact that he could end up being as good or better than Jalen Green, and plays on a championship contender, means that he very well could be the best rookie of a very strong rookie class in 2021-22.
Even though he wasn't a critical part of the Warriors Championship season, he is in the Steve Kerr system, has mad experience now, and should be a star in the league. He is the future #1 in Golden State.
His prices are high, because there's a ton of hype around him. With players so young, there's always a risk that they underperform the hype.
But hype and hope is what drives card prices up anyway, and now that most of the pro releases are out for his rookie class, I have no problems with you dropping serious coin on Kuminga.