Jordan Poole

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.

Jordan Poole

The Reward

Jordan Poole has had quite the intesting career. The man has had a meteoric rise starting as an NBA G-Leaguer to becoming a $128 million man! Poole has become a key member of the dynasty Warriors, as his per game averages continue to climb.

A deeper dive into his statistics show that Poole's scoring spikes when either Steph or Klay don't play (20.4 ppg to 24.6ppg). Poole only started a little over half of the Warriors regular season games (43 of 82). Bottom line, Klay Thompson is blocking Poole's chance at a spike in usage, and subsequent card value. Klay is signed through the 2023-24 season, however, if the Warriors fall short in their quest for a championship, either Klay or Poole could be traded in the offseason. If not, Poole will need to wait another season before becoming a full time starter next to Steph.

The Risk

While we all like a 20 ppg scorer (especially off the bench), Poole's efficiency is not super encouraging. He dipped in both FG and 3pt percentages (43% FG and 33.6% 3pt) from the previous season.  Another concern is that Poole's numbers decline in the playoffs. He's getting torched by the ESPN talking heads during his first round performance against the Kings. Golden State is beginning to lose their shine, and all the more if they get bounced from the playoffs early. Without deep playoff runs, does Poole just become "a guy" rather than "the next splash brother"?

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