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.
The first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft is just starting to dominate at age 26. As a true unicorn (3-point champion at the 2022 NBA All-Star Break), the 6'11" center just scored a Timberwolves record 60 points on March 14 against the Spurs, including 7-11 from three.
While he averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists per contest in 2021-22 and led the T-Wolves to a competitive playoff series run against Memphis, the arrow is pointing up for KAT in 2022-23.
With talented teammates De'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards in the mix, the T-Wolves could actually be Western Conference Finals contenders in the coming years.
While the Wolves are winning, the risk with investing in Towns' cards is that he may never truly garner enough national attention in Minnesota to see a real spike in prices.
That said, he's definitely an underpriced potential face of the league type of guy as he continues to build something solid with teammates Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell.