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.
If anybody could 10x from now until September, it's the former #2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Mitchell Trubisky.
The Bears traded four picks to move up and grab him in 2017, and after fizzling out in Chicago and one season as Josh Allen's back-up in Buffalo, word on the street among Steelers beat writers is that Trubisky will start the 2022 season over this year's first round pick Kenny Pickett.
While Pickett is more likely to be the future of the franchise, Trubisky is still only 27 years old, and in a great situation now with the Steelers.
If and when he is in fact named Pittsburgh's starter, his prices will spike huge. For now, his cards are totally liquid and he's a low risk, super high reward flier.
He could just be a stop gap while Pickett gets ready to take the helm. We won't know until we see Trubisky in action in his new digs, but for now, we like his chances.