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.
Marvin Bagley III
If the 6'11" super talented big can actually come to fruition and perform like the second overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, he could pay off massively for investors, as he's super cheap to buy into right now. His prices should drop even further due to the Pistons' acquisition of Jalen Duren with the 13th overall pick via trade with Charlotte.
From DetroitBadBoys.com: It looks like the 18-game audition last season for the Detroit Pistons paid off in a big way for Marvin Bagley III. The former No. 2 overall pick was mostly glued to the bench and had worn out his welcome in Sacramento. But he found new life, and playing time, in Detroit, and now he has a three-year, $37 million deal from the Pistons to show for it.
Bagley averaged 14.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in his short stint with the Pistons and provided a much-needed vertical lob threat for young guards Cade Cunningham and Killian Hayes.
Now that Detroit acquired the rights to #13 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft Jalen Duren, a solid center prospect from Memphis, it could mean a much lower upside for Bagley.