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: You could be looking at the next Ballon d'Or winner. Wait, you may not know what the heck that his. Fair enough, the knowledge of the average American related to European Soccer is putrid. It's not your fault, I was just like you before I moved to Spain and became engrained in Euro-soccer culture and knowledge. But you don't have to become engrained to become a knowledgable soccer card investor, you just have to gain a bit of knowledge. And that's what I plan to give you in our reports. The Ballon d'Or is an award given annually by a French magazine and is considered to be the greatest individual honor in football/soccer in the world.
So, just like other sports, hype, performance and accolades drives card prices. Vinicius Jr., also known as "Vini Jr.," already has 9 goals in 15 games this season in La Liga (the best league in Spain and one of the top leagues in the world), including two goals in five Champions League matches.
He's only 21 years old and in addition to playing Delantero (Striker) for Real Madrid, one of the most storied and well known/covered teams in the world, he's also a starter and star for the Brazilian national team, which is currently favored to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. I challenge you to find another player with as much opportunity to become the next household name and international superstar as Vini Jr.
The Risk: Much like Darius Garland, Vini Jr. carries almost no risk, and all upside/reward. He has zero injury history, and his card prices are relatively low, compared to his recent performance and opportunity ahead of him. Again, the goal of being a great sports card investor is to buy the cards before the athlete blows up. Buy Vini's cards now.