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.
Tre Jones is 22 years old and was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (41st pick) of the 2020 NBA Draft. Despite being the 41st overall pick in 2020, he is still quickly proving himself to be one of the most promising second-unit leaders in the entire league. Since the All-Star break, he is averaging 7.6 points and five assists and is one of the least turnover-prone players in the league.
With Dejounte Murray now with the Atlanta Hawks, there's a void to fill at the starting point guard spot. Jones averaged 6 points, 3.4 assists, and just 0.7 turnovers in 16.6 minutes a night in 69 appearances and 11 starts last season. Hence, Jones is a likely candidate to get the starting nod.
There isn’t much risk to Jones’ cards. With a near guarantee of an increased role, Jones will have a better chance to shine even brighter. With that said, he is a good buy now as he is bound to be elevated in prices once the season starts.