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're a bonafide soccer card investor, you already know this guy. At age 18, he's already ranked #4 on ESPN.com's list of Top Players 21 Years Old And Younger.
He also plays in the UEFA Champions League for Borussia Dortmund (Haaland's old club), and for England's National Team, which means big games in his future.
The entire soccer card investing world likes to think of him making a huge transfer to a big Premier League Club someday, which is possible, but might take a while.
Bellingham is gradually becoming indispensable for Dortmund and for England. The ex-Birmingham City midfielder plays with the confidence and maturity of someone in his mid-20s. Though he's developing so well at Dortmund, he might soon find himself in the middle of a transfer tug-of-war between Europe's top clubs.
Strengths: Already close to being the complete "No. 8" in midfield, though he's also featured successfully as an anchor man, Bellingham combines outstanding close control, technical prowess, ball progression and tactical awareness with an ability to time late runs into the box. Defensively, he takes up good positions and executes blocks, while he's also enthusiastic in his pressing duties at the other end. His most impressive aspect, though, is his ability to drive forward with the ball, often effortlessly sliding past challenges in midfield. Bellingham is happy to get on the ball, either looking to move it quickly through short passes and combinations or open space by way of a neat switch. He's a gifted footballer who could develop into the top all-round central midfielder of his generation.
We like that, unlikes some guys on our list, he actually plays quite a bit for his club team. There is a TON of upside here.
At the risk of sounding super redundant, he's only 18, and a total FLIER. Simply put, he may not pan out, as so many prospects before him haven't.
The difference that makes Bellingham safer, is that he already has a TON of hype, and a HUGE market of sports card investors looking to buy.
Also, because he has cards under the Topps Champions League License, they have the RC logo on them. Unlike Bukayo Saka, who plays for Arsenal (not in the Champions League). This is a huge bonus for Bellingham investors. Why? Because as newer soccer buyers enter the market from other sports, they will be more apt to buy cards with "RC" on them.