Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe

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.

Kylian Mbappe

The Reward

Even though the 23 year old French national team member just signed a new three year deal with PSG, snubbing Ream Madrid and stealing a marker away from sports card investors. Now, without a transfer, there's more clarity around Mbappe and his future. He's the face of French Football, and one of the top 10 players in the world.

Even though his play has stagnated a bit, and he doesn't necessarily project as the next Messi or Ronaldo as he once did 18-36 months ago, there is some renewed hobby hype around him due to Panini's announcement that upcoming products will feature his autograph for the first time ever.

This will make it desirable to own any Mbappe card during this cycle of upcoming Panini releases, as eBay searches for his name will surely increase as a result of the autos being in circulation.

It's also worth noting that one of the first Mbappe autos ever sold was for $10k (38 bids) on eBay on September 20. This was part of the PSG Topps Chrome team set - desirable for sure, but less so than upcoming Panini releases.

The Risk

There is already some success built into Mbappe's pricing. Not only that, but there are many people in the hobby who now believe he won't live up to the hype of the last few seasons. If he doesn't in multiple Balon d'Ors, UEFA Champions Leagues or World Cups, his prices could plummet like his PSG teammate Neymar.

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