Logan O’Hoppe

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.

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Logan O'Hoppe

The Reward

O'Hoppe is a 23 year old catcher that has proven he can hit at the Major League level. he's off to a decent start in his rookie campaign with a .283 avg and 4 HR and 15 RBI. However, after a 3 hit performance against the Yankees on April 20th, he had to leave the game with an apparent shoulder injury. The injury bug could put O'Hoppe on the shelf for a significant period of time.

The Risk

From ESPN.com.

The Los Angeles Angels placed promising rookie catcher Logan O'Hoppe on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a problem with his left shoulder.

O'Hoppe is still undergoing tests before the Angels determine the severity of his injury, manager Phil Nevin said.

O'Hoppe first injured his shoulder on a swing Monday in Boston. He injured it again while hitting a single Thursday in the ninth inning of the Angels' road loss to the Yankees.

The Angels have been vague on the nature of the injury, but O'Hoppe said Thursday that it was "the same thing" that happened in Boston: "I felt a pop come out the back."

There are two major risks I see with O'Hoppe. First off, he's a catcher and catchers don't tend to sell great unless you are absolute star.  Not sure he's on that kind of level but he can hit.  Secondly, the injury bug.  The shoulder seems to be a major problem for him and could keep him out or oft injured during the course of the year.

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