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.
The second year RB from Alabama absolutely dominated as a rookie, racking up 1,200 rushing yards and 7 TDs on 307 carries and adding 74 catches. He looks like the next Steven Jackson, and playing for a franchise that has the fourth largest fanbase (according to Facebook fans/likes) in the NFL definitely puts him in a position to be a hobby darling and see massive increases in card prices if he continues to play well.
If Kenny Pickett (or Mitchell Trubisky/Mason Rudolph) claims the top spot at QB and leads Pittsburgh back to the playoffs, Harris could be the one with a massive spike in card value.
The upside is huge, as his prices are pretty low this offseason compared to where they were during the beginning of his rookie campaign, meaning it's a great time to buy, but the floor is low as well, simply due to his position. RBs get injured all the time, but if he stays healthy, he has Jonathan Taylor upside.