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.
He's out of Sacramento, played very well in Indiana, and still has a ton of hype in the hobby. He's only 22 years old, cemented in as the starting PG for the Pacers, and can put up solid numbers - averaging 15.3 points, 4 rebounds and 8.2 assists.
The Pacers are building their roster around Haliburton. The NBA Draft odds will be announced on May 17.
Indiana has a 42.1 percent chance of earning a top-four pick. Although the Pacers have the fifth-best odds in the lottery, they actually have very slim odds of ending up with the fifth overall pick — just 2.2 percent. The most likely individual pick for Indiana is actually seventh (26.7 percent) followed by sixth (19.6 percent). They also have an 8.7 percent chance of ending up with the eighth overall pick and a 0.6 percent chance of drafting ninth overall.
The Pacers could also potentially receive a second first-round pick depending on the results of the Play-In Tournament. Indiana received a lottery-protected first-round pick from Cleveland in the Caris LeVert trade on Feb. 7.
The Pacers will also have two picks in the second round, the 31st and 58th overall selections.
The risk is that the Pacers may not make the NBA Playoffs anytime soon. Other than Haliburton making an All-Star team, the real thing that will spike his value is a playoff appearance and win. He's a long term play.