Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani Sports Card Investment Report

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

He is now the number one investment in baseball card collecting.

It depends on your portfolio, if you have a wealth-building portfolio I'd see Shohei graded cards and autos as holds. If you are looking to flip and reinvest in short term holds, then now is a great time to sell.

Either way, you slice it Shohei is one of the best of all time. Tonight we witnessed the best at-bat of all time, Shohei striking out Mike Trout for the final out of the World Baseball Classic. He hits the ball harder than anyone else, is one of the fastest players in the world, and throws 100 mph. He has commonly compared to Babe Ruth, but even the Babe was only a two-way play for two years in the MLB. Shohei has officially done this for three years. He is truly in a league of his own, and just as Steph Curry changed the game of basketball, Shohei will and has changed the game of baseball. Kids will now want to be a two-way players and is truly a fantastic spectacle.

The Risk

Nay-sayers will point out that the Angels NEVER win. But now is a great time to buy Ohtani. He's established a super strong market, and in the baseball offseason, attention will shift elsewhere, dropping his prices. He'll rise again in March and April when the market gets hype about baseball again and he reenters news cycle in a big contract year.

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  1. Patrick Angelo on April 29, 2022 at 9:02 am

    What about his cards from Japan? Some of them are amazing to look at.

    • Paul Hickey on May 27, 2022 at 10:54 am

      Yeah, they’re pretty cool. I think there’s definitely a market for them. Pro uniform stuff will probably always win out, especially Bowman, but Bowman Japan uni stuff is sweet and valuable.

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