Matt Mervis

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.

Matt Mervis

The Reward

Matt Mervis is an older prospect at 25 years old, but don't let that deter you from showing an interest in him. Last year at three levels of the minors he hit a combined .309 with 36 HR and 119 RBI's. This year he's off to a nice start as well at AAA hitting .288 with 5 HR and 21 RBI's.

Mervis played at Duke as both a pitcher and a first basemen, but towards the end of his collegiate career he transitioned solely to playing in the field. Due to the shortened draft in 2020 because of Covid, he signed as a free agent with the Cubs. He has already proven to be well worth the signing. He's a tall and powerful first baseman who is proven to be more athletic than originally assumed and he has a knack for putting the ball in play.

The Risk

Mervis is 25.  A call up is imminent as he continues to mash this year, but at 25 he's considered old for a baseball prospect. The floor is high with Mervis so aside from his age, it doesn't appear there are too many major signs of risk here.

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