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.
We were all once again reminded of Kyrie's greatness this season. Even though it was beyond super annoying that he didn't play until the second half of the season, and was only a part time player when he returned, it's clear that he's still dominant at age 30, averaging 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists.
The plus side of his weird season, along with the 2020 season, is that there is less wear and tear on his body that there normally would be after 10 NBA Seasons.
There's no reason for him not to play another 8-10 years, honestly. And with that thought comes huge upside, as he's capable of dropping an easy 40 any night, and even 60+ as he's shown recently.
What makes him even more interesting is that he may not be back with the Nets in 2022, which means a whole new market could be dying to buy his cards.
The real risk is what we just saw happen. He decided not to play for some reason. We know that he has beliefs that are more important to him than basketball, and even though that's far from a bad thing in real life, it's a risk for his hoops investors.