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.
At age 30, many media members and fans talk about Trout possibly being the greatest of all time. After dealing with nagging injuries last year, Trout is back healthy and looking forward to crushing it in a packed Angels line-up in 2022.
Investing in his cards means you get a 3x MVP, 9x All-Star and 8x Silver Slugger still in the prime of his career.
Trout already has some iconic cards, and if you buy the right ones and he stays healthy, I can see steady growth in his card value.
Not only that, but if the Angels ever compete and win a playoff spot, his cards will skyrocket.
He's crushing the ball thus far in 2022, so things are looking up for sure.
The high price point on his cards is not cheap, and the knock on him is his lack of winning. If he never makes it to the playoffs, his card owners will have to hope he retires with Griffey-level hobby love, which he's on pace for.
The fact that he's already a sure-fire first ballot Hall of Famer means the risk on buying into Trout is pretty low.