Kai Havertz

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.

Kai Havertz

The Reward

Chelsea's goals have dried up, and Stamford Bridge has a mess. Kai is currently playing out of position in a team with a million problems, so this would be a 'Go where they ain't' play. He has the opportunity to be part of a new regime at Chelsea when all is settled, but it is uncertain for now.

Another opportunity, Havertz's contract, ends in 2025. Which is pretty close to elite European football, to speak. Usually, when players enter the last 18-24 months of their contract, they begin to plan their future, whether at the current club or elsewhere. Who for Havertz could be life away from Chelsea or not? The play here is very much - Transfer speculation = Headlines = eBay searches = potential buyers. This is more of a long-term play compared to the previous one and revolves more around the speculative nature of transfers.

The Risk

Havertz's risk is Chelsea's continued struggles. As they figure out how to win games, there may be much transition with a new coaching scheme. Will he be in favor? Will he want to stay? His next major tournament (Euro championships) in Summer 2024 in his home country is the best chance to see Kai have a profit. Last time out, Kai was big for Germany, but Germany needed to be somewhere else.

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