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 Reward: The second round pick out of Florida is easily the most forgotten man to come out of the 2021 NFL Draft, but he should not be overlooked by sports card investors. Why?
The Bucs didn't draft or acquire any new QBs this offseason, other the return of Tom Brady, meaning Trask could be an heir apparent.
If you saw a spike in his cards after the Super Bowl, it was due to Tom Brady's retirement announcement, but now that Brady has announced he'll be back in Tampa for a 23rd season, Trask looks like he's a long term play once again. His prices have dipped with Brady back in town, opening up another solid buying window.
There could be a small hype reward spike if Trask is even mentioned in the media by Bucs OC Byron Leftwich let alone HC Bruce Arians.
The Risk: I'm just here to let you know that all a player needs is a little hype to get his card market going. And when a QB gets a little hype, watch out.
The real risk with Trask will be holding him too long. With guys like this, it's all about buying and selling within what we call on the Sports Card Strategy Show, the "flippable window." Buy now, and sell the hype later.
However, now that Brady is back, the real risk is that he never goes away and Trask never actually gets a chance.