Robert Hassell

Robert Hassell Nationals

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

Robert Hassell is 20 years old and was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (8th) of the 2020 MLB June Amateur Draft from Independence HS (Thompson's Station, TN).

He was recently traded on August 2, 2022 to the Washington Nationals organization as part of the Juan Soto deal. Hassell is believed to be the biggest return in this deal for Washington, as a left handed hitting outfield with some swag and confidence.

We love Hassell as a long term MLB player, but now is likely the time to sell his cards, with extra attention on him due to this trade.

Hassell was named to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Baseball Prospects list and ranks 25th overall. He plays for the Padres’ High-A team in Fort Wayne, Ind. This season, Hassell is hitting .303/.375/.462 with an isolated power of .159. His strikeout percentage is 18.4 and his walk percentage is 10.2.

He hit 11 home runs last year in 110 games and already has nine this year through 64 games. On the bases, he has a ton of speed and is a smart baserunner, stealing 34 bags last year and 19 already this season.

Hassell possesses the tools to become a true superstar at the big league level and he will be representing the franchise at the All-Star Futures Game this month at Dodger Stadium.

The Risk

Every baseball prospect holds risk no matter how good they are. But the actual risks lie on the high-end stuff.

That said, the below low end cards seems less risky.

But now is the time to sell all of his stuff.

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