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.
Pascal Siakam is 28 years old and was drafted by Toronto Raptors with the 27th pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft.
Siakam’s play has been spectacular and he's having a better season than his first All-Star season in 2020. The power forward averages 22.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 49.4% FG per game. He was one of 7 players who averaged 20/8/5 this season and the 1st Raptor in history.
It is interesting to see how Siakam went from being thrown around in trade rumors last year to now being a pretty clear pick to make an All-NBA team this season. Plus, he's one of the biggest reasons why the Raptors have been able to fly up the standings in the Eastern Conference.
Despite playing at an All-NBA caliber, Pascal Siakam seems to be one of the most underrated players in the NBA and his cards’ prices are relatively low. Siakam has steadily shown improvement year to year and has provided so much value to his team. I’m fully confident that we have yet to see the best version of Siakam yet.
Siakam seems to be less risky than many younger players in our rankings. Plus, his cards are considerably cheap given his steady accomplishments.