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.
After a slow start to the 2022 F1 season, the 24 year old defending champion is dominating and looks primed to win his second straight driver's title.
He has won three races in a row and 5 of the last 8. His teammate, Serio Perez is in second place in the driver's standings, and he'll be the face of Red Bull for years to come.
We believe Max has a chance long term to supplant Lewis Hamilton as the GOAT and have his 2020 Topps Dynasty Patch Auto cards reach into the millions of dollars.
And Max, along with Hamilton, are in the same category - EVERYTHING SELLS, FAST. No pun intended.
The reasons to buy Max, and to spend big on him are pretty simple:
- He's the reigning F1 Champ.
- He's only 24 years old.
- He's going to win many races for many, many years.
- He's going to be a household name, like Lewis
- He currently sells for less than Lewis, when comparing their most commonly transacted cards.
When I emphasize reasons to spend money on any athlete's cards, the number one thing I talk about is markers. How many markers does the athlete have remaining in order for their cards to increase a spike in prices?
With Verstappen, the amount of markers is way too high to count, or even dream of.
At the risk of sounding redundant, the main risk with Verstappen is simply buying the wrong cards. There's so much F1 hype right now that it's super easy to be steered the wrong way (sorry for the pun).
I'll likely mention this in every F1 write-up I do, but make sure when you're investing in Verstappen that you're targeting the following:
- Topps Chrome over Topps Paper
- 2020 Releases over 2021 Releases
- Serial-numbered inserts over short prints and super short prints
- Refractors over base cards