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.
Betts was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft with the 172nd overall pick as a 2nd baseman. In 2020, Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Betts in a three-team trade with the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.
In 2016, Betts first showcased his potential to be an ultimate baseball player as he became the only player in that season to have at least 30 home runs, 25 stolen bases, a .300 batting average and he finished with 8.9 WAR.
The star outfielder currently ranks second among batters in WAR with 3.4, mere fractions of a win behind Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres. Also, his current per-162 WAR pace of 10.3 is in the same score range as it was during his all-timer of a year in 2018.
This 29 years old superstar has won 2 World Series titles, an MVP award, a batting title, 5 Gold Gloves and 4 Silver Sluggers.
The five-time All-Star, is signed with the Dodgers through 2032, his age-39 season. He could easily double all of these accolades by the time that deal is up.
This two-time World Series Champion and former MVP is perhaps "underrated." I suppose this is what happens when one plays for the behemoth Los Angeles Dodgers. Just saying the name "Dodgers" brings thoughts of other spectacular talents like Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman, or Justin Turner. Amidst all those icons and future Hall of Famers, Betts may get lost in the mix. And so, how significant of a role will he be able to continuously play throughout the years to heighten the ceiling of his cards’ value?
Moreover, Betts missed 22 games last season because of right hip inflammation. Recently, Betts was placed on the injured list due to a cracked rib. However, he believes that the injured list stint will only last for a couple of weeks.