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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

On a recent episode of the Basketball Card Strategy Show, Paul and Gary discuss fliers like Mann, a 21 year old first round draft pick (#18 overall in 2021).  Smart Basketball Card Investors are trying to find the next Desmond Bane, Tyrese Maxey, and Jordan Poole - guys who have broken out in years 2-3 of their career after being drafted in the late first round.

Mann averaged 10.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG and 1.5 APG in 22.8 MPG in 60 games last year as a rookie.

Even though he's on a pretty bad team, and has scorers like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on his team, his upside for basketball card investors could be becoming the next Maxey, Bane or Poole.

As such, he's definitely someone to monitor as a potential investment.

With SGA now missing the start of training camp with an MCL sprain, this gives Mann more of an opporutnity to earn PT in 2022-23.

The Risk

A few things. First of all, he's a total flier, and may not earn significant minutes in year two. Secondly, his stats could have been a mirage, as SGA was benched a lot of 2021-22 so OKC could tank for a top pick, which they used to select Chet Holmgren. Lastly, even if he does become a star, OKC won't be competing for a championship any time soon.

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