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: Of course LaMelo is one of the most hyped hoops prospects since he was in seventh grade, and there was always a risk that his father's showmanship would overshadow his true talent, but just like his older brother, he has shown that he is absolutely a legit NBA point guard. Not only that, but he's a multi-dimensional, electric player who can really do it all - pass, score, rebound, defend, and most importantly - win.
It's actually hard not to see LaMelo winning a championship one day. Combine that with his hype wave and cultural relevance, and he becomes one of the top sports card investments in the ultra-modern card era.
The Risk: His prices are high, his pop counts are high, and his performance will dictate his prices. The fact that he's still technically "unproven," is really the only risk here. However, he should have a huge leash with card collectors and investors even in the event of an injury or poor performance.
The real risk also is what Charlotte will do to improve the team around him. With Miles' Bridges future now extremely up in the air due to Miles Bridges being arrested in Los Angeles - TMZ reported that Bridges is facing felony domestic violence charges.
The Hornets also made a couple questionable draft day moves. How will Ball improve in 2022-23?