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 Yankees signed Cabrera out of Venezuela for $100,000 in 2015. After totaling 22 homers in his first four years as a pro, he broke out with 29 in 2021, winning Double-A Northeast League MVP honors and going deep five times in nine Triple-A games at the end of the season.
Cabrera is slashing .245/.331/.484. He holds potential and if he shows that his power surge of 2021 is here to stay, and his defense continues to be solid around the infield, then there will be plenty of at-bats for Cabrera at the major league level for years to come.
Cabrera recently returned after he was sidelined for two months due to a shoulder injury and his prices are still down creating a nice buying opportunity.
There is still work to do for Cabrera, as he has played just nine games at the Triple-A level, and he will have to demonstrate that he can handle the consistent step up in competition this season.