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

I don't have to tell you who Shohei Ohtani is, but I will remind you that he won the AL MVP in 2021, hitting 46 HR and driving in 100 runs, while also scoring 103 runs and finishing with a 9-2 record and 3.18 ERA as a starting pitcher.

We were right about Shohei improving in 2022 after his MVP season in 2021.

In 2023, he'll hit leadoff as the DH during his age 28 season, with GOAT Mike Trout healthy and hitting behind him in the line-up. He's also the ace of the Angels staff.

Sometimes as sports card investors, we overthink things. I'm as guilty of it as anyone. Don't overthink this one.

The dude is in his prime, and is ready for another HUGE season as the new face of baseball.

And, ALL of his cards are pretty achievable price-wise for the average sports card investor.

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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