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 Reward: The 19-year old FC Barcelona mid-fielder has already won the Golden Boy Award (Italy's award for best young footballer in the world), played for Spain in the 2020 EUROs and the 2020 Summer Olympics (both played in 2021), and is primed to be a key piece for Spain's 2022 FIFA World Cup team.
He's also starting to generate some serious hobby buzz is 2022, which is great for his long term value, as it always takes a while for hype to wear off, especially among US-based Soccer investors.
The Risk: While he plays for a recognizable franchise in FC Barca, they're a young squad still trying to find their identity, and they may not make it into the Champions League in 2022. He's also missed a bit of time due to injury and COVID, and has a lot to prove.
On top of that, he tore his hamstring towards the end of Barca's season, and is out until July at the earliest. We're all hoping he'll comeback without setbacks and be full strength for the 2022 World Cup to star on team Spain.