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.
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.
We had moved him up our rankings significantly after seeing the chemistry between he and second overall pick Chet Holmgren, but with Holmgren now out for the season with a lisfranc fracture, we're moving Giddey down a bit.
Later in the year, this could open up a solid buying opportunity for Giddey, however, as the young core of he, Holmgren and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be intriguing for years to come, which could really increase Giddey's long term value and open up solid selling pockets.
His playing style is like a LaMelo Ball / Magic Johnson / Jason Kidd. He'll be fun to watch for a while.
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.