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.
Well, Pickett finally made his NFL Debut in Pittsburgh in Week 4. He came in relief of Mitchell Trubisky in the second half of the game against the Jets, and played very well, completing 10 of 13 passes for 120 yards, two rushing TDs and three interceptions.
He has high upside as the future QB of the Steelers. If he can continue to progress, he can provide long term value for his investors.
There is opportunity here, but it's extremely risky. Pickett's 2021-22 Panini Select XRC Autos are extremely expensive, and the prices of his Pen Pals, Gold Standard and Elements autos are likely to rise since he's now a starter.
I think this makes him risky to buy now though, because as more and more Panini Pro Releases come out, these early ones will drop in value in spite of how well he may play.