Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

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.

Matthew Stafford

The Reward

We are far removed from February 2022's Super Bowl hype spike. Stafford is now back to pedestrian veteran QB status. He's 1-1 with some elbow issues, throwing interceptions early on in 2022.

But he still has Cooper Kupp, and still plays for the Rams, which means he's likely to win games. With his pricing having dipped since the end of last season by 19%, and in the last 7 days by 1%, now could be a solid time to buy his rookie cards if you believe the Rams have a shot at a Super Bowl repeat.

The Risk

The risk is that there could be underwhelming career markers coming up for Stafford, and that he could be more of a "Hero" than a "GOAT." For reference on what I mean by this, check out this video.

Underwhelming markers would mean it's hard to see another uptick in his card value after the Super Bowl Victory, meaning you could be buying in high if you're not careful.

Adding to the risk, heading into the 2022 NFL Season, is that Stafford apparently has a troublesome elbow injury. This is something to monitor and a potential reason to avoid him completely.

He's unlikely to put up anything close to MVP caliber numbers ever again, limiting his upside.

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