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: Our football scouting team has been in love with Jefferson since this past offseason. He's been regarded as one of the top young route runners in the league, and has found himself in a top situation as the clear cut WR2 behind Cooper Kupp in LA. With Matthew Stafford throwing the rock, and Sean McVay bound to compete for the Super Bowl over the next several years, we see big things coming from Jefferson.
The Risk: The price on Jefferson is so low right now, and he hasn't really had any "moments," that I don't really see any real risk here. As long as you don't outspend your budget, I think he's a safe play overall.
From SI.com / Ram Digest -
In 2020 when Kupp went down with an injury, Jefferson stepped in and caught six passes for 47 yards against the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
In 2021 when the Rams were looking for a deep threat, Jefferson came in and caught 50 passes for 802 yards and six touchdowns, watching his yards per catch increase from 11.2 to 16.0 with new quarterback Matthew Stafford throwing him the ball.
In both seasons we know he was most likely the third option at best during the quarterback's progression, but his ability to adapt to the situation at hand for the team proved to be valuable. All that in just two NFL seasons.
Will he continue to further develop in 2022 with the Rams? Even after Los Angeles traded Woods to the Titans, that wide receiver room looks packed right now - especially if Beckham Jr. returns - and Jefferson could be the odd man out even though he's done plenty to make a point to stay.