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: The 20-year old SS signed a free agent contract with the Giants in July of 2018, so he doesn't have a Bowman Draft card, but has several Bowman 1st Variations in 2019.
He has a career .272 MiLB Batting Average, with 29 HR and 113 RBI in 153 games, and is the #12 overall prospect in JustBaseball.com's rankings.
Luciano has all the tools and makings of an MLB star, and could follow the Wander Franco route to hobby stardom as a result.
He's hitting .328 in 64 AB with 4 HR and 9 RBI so far in 2022 in High-A, and looks due for a promotion sometime this season.
According to Rotoballer: ..."The talented shortstop is just 20 years of age, but this will be his third season in the Giants farm system and there is a strong chance that he can rise through the minors quickly...With the ability hit the ball hard with a quick swing, Luciano just has to work more on his plate discipline, but as long as he can, Luciano has the makings of a future star in the big leagues."
The Risk: Like any prospect, the reality is that it's all risk. It's all risk that they will never pan out.