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.
Klay has now been a critical part of Golden State's 4 NBA Championships in the last 8 seasons. Dynasty, baby. Is he GOAT status now? Maybe. His long term investment prospects certainly look a lot safer now that he and Steph have a championship before and after Kevin Durant.
The 32 year old guard finally battled back in 2022 after missing multiple seasons with multiple achilles injuries. In limited time, he averaged 20 points, and has a shooting touch that should allow him to play several more seasons.
The Warriors don't appear to be ready to stop winning NBA Championships over the next 4-5 years, giving Thompson some solid markers to spike his card value for investors.
However, now may be the time to sell him, especially if you held through the injury-plagued seasons. Reward yourself now immediate post-championship.
Don't get greedy if you're holding Klay. Sell now. The risk in holding is simple. The hoops card market will dip until the season starts, and with the current economic situation, possibly even longer.
While he's already a Hall of Famer, he's more of a "star" than a "GOAT." Think Scottie Pippen / Reggie Miller type. This means that while he'll have a solid fanbase to buy his cards, it will always be limited compared to guys like Steph Curry, Giannis and others.