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 first overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the slugger from Arizona State is primed and ready to move up the Minor League ranks and into the big leagues very, very soon. He batted an impressive .267, with 30 HR and 91 RBI in 121 Minor League games last year for three different teams, including the AAA Toledo Mud Hens.
He's definitely the future of the middle of the Detroit Tigers' line-up, and has already earned his way up to the 6th spot in the batting order after hitting 8th in the first few weeks of the season. He's off to a slow start, but is consistently getting better with each at bat, and is drawing praise from teammates, like Miguel Cabrera.
Additionally, he has several cards worth investing in, which we get into below.
The Risk: As is the same with all prospects, the risk is simply that they don't perform up to expectations and don't live up to the hype. Tork will have every change to succeed at the big league level, and the demand for his cards should be high for a long time, regardless of initial big league performances.