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.
Averaging a career best 20 points and 10 assists Haliburton is making his 1st All-Star game appearance in 2023. He did this while shooting 49% from the floor and over 40% from 3. Wow! He’s a stud PG on a rather boring team. The Pacers won’t likely get much national attention until they can build up a formidable roster to make some noise in the Eastern Conference. That might not be for a few years down the road. In the meantime Haliburton’s cards will likely go through highs and lows each season, so from an investing standpoint there will definitely be good times to enter and exit the Haliburton market. Haliburton needs a big man running mate. If the Pacers can get one in the lottery or free agency (they made a run at Ayton last year), Indiana could break through and become a player in the Eastern Conference.
Despite Haliburton’s talents, the Pacers core are young, who may or may not ever reach the pinnacle. They are seemingly on the same trajectory as other building Eastern Conference teams (i.e. Pistons and Magic), so a lot of their success will depend on how well they draft the next few seasons. They are stuck in that dreaded "too bad to be a playoff team, but too good to get a top 3 pick" territory. Haliburton’s relevance might not be in the spotlight for a few more seasons.
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