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.
Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He is regarded as one of the best receivers of the 2010s.
Jones says he "feels amazing" at age 33, and started off the season well, snagging three passes for 69 yards in Week 1 from Tom Brady in a win against the Cowboys. Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles even said Jones has returned to his Pro Bowl form.
However, he was inactive in Week 2 with a knee injury.
If he can stay healthy the remainder of the season, and the Bucs win their division and compete for an NFC Title, his rookie card value will increase.
On top of that, he's a future Hall of Famer and will always have a size-able PC base to sell to.
Injury. He hasn't been able to stay healthy in recent years and hasn't had more than 51 catches or 771 yards in a season since 2019. Injury would make him irrelevant. Irrelevance hurts his upside for sports card investors.