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 third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft was taken as the 49ers QB of the future. He's about to get a chance to prove that he belongs, and the off-season hype will pick up HUGE in July and August.
Until further notice, QBs are kings of the hobby, and Lance looks the part. The opportunity to buy him low is already ending, but he still should be considered a buy low candidate for the foreseeable future, due to the 49ers future success looking very likely.
The Risk: His prices have risen quite a bit due to hype - since Jimmy G. is likely to be elsewhere in 2022 - but hasn't been moved yet, which is of some slight concern.
Sports card investors need to see him as a potential next Patty Mahomes (from a hobby standpoint), which means patience will be required. He's not a quick flip guy. If you buy him now, there's a chance 2022 could be a rocky road for his value, but by 2025 you could be cashing in.