Mallory Pugh-Swanson

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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.

Mallory Pugh-Swanson

The Reward

Yes, she's the wife of Chicago Cubs star SS Dansby Swanson. An attacking forward who’s only 24, Pugh is in position to score some big goals for the No. 1 team in the world.

While the NWSL offers a less-profile pitch than the Women’s World Cup, Pugh is nonetheless a top-five goal scorer in the league who plays in one of its larger markets- Chicago.

The Risk

From The Athletic:

USWNT forward Mallory Swanson underwent successful surgery Tuesday after suffering a torn patella tendon in her left knee during Saturday’s win over Ireland, she announced on social media. Here’s what you need to know:

“This is hard,” Swanson wrote in a post on Instagram. “I’m in shock and don’t have much to say other than, thank you to everyone for the messages. I feel the love and prayers, and holding them close to my heart.”
Swanson went down on the field late in the first half of Saturday’s friendly after colliding with Aoife Mannion and immediately grabbing her leg. She was loaded into a cart and taken to a hospital after the injury.
Swanson returned to Chicago on Sunday, and forward Alyssa Thompson replaced Swanson on the team’s training camp roster ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against Ireland in St. Louis.

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