Josh Giddey

Josh Giddey Sports Card Investment Report

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.

Josh Giddey

The Reward

If you don't know about Giddey, it's time to learn about him. Drafted at age 18 (now 19) 6th overall by Oklahoma City. He's a 6'8" point guard, who averaged 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 54 games before behind ruled out for the season following a hip injury in March.

As of this writing, the Thunder will have a 14% chance at the top overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and a 52.1% chance of securing a top four pick, which would likely give them either Chet Holmgren, Paulo Banchero, Jabari Smith Jr. or Jaden Ivey.

Assuming the Thunder are done tanking (they've been uninterested in winning games since 2018), the young core of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Giddey could be intriguing for years to come.

Combine this with the fact that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is committed to making all games relevant during the long season (possibly implementing an in-season tournament) and continuing to tweak the play-in tournament for the playoffs, Giddey becomes a really interesting investment.

Why is this relevant?

Well, part of the reason Giddey didn't come back after injuring his hip, is because OKC wanted to tank games to increase their lottery odds.

Silver is trying to fight against this by implementing future incentives for star players to come back from injuries at an appropriate time, rather than sitting out extended, unnecessary periods.

These types of changes would make guys like Giddey - who are unlikely to experience traditional NBA Playoff success (that truly drives card prices), more of a spotlight to perform, more media attention, and more card interest.

Combine that with the fact that Giddey should only improve from here, if he can become a scoring threat, his cards should rise steadily over time.

His playing style is like a LaMelo Ball / Magic Johnson / Jason Kidd. He'll be fun to watch for a while.

The Risk

He is just a prospect, so there's a ton of risk. But I've learned in Sports Card Investing that if you buy the right cards, you limit your true risk. Even though performance drives value, and playoff wins spike value and provide the best selling-for-profit opportunities, you drastically hedge your bet by buying the right cards. Upgrade here to read which cards to buy below.

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