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.
McKennie is a 24 year old extremely versatile midfielder for Juventus of Serie A, The UEFA Champions League, and the US Men's National Team.
He's capable of playing multiple midfield positions - mainly as a box-to-box or as a deep-lying defensive midfielder.
He has six Serie A appearances and one Champions League appearance (with one goal) so far this season.
His goal was against Paris Saint-Germain on September 6.
He's also been called to the top 26 in the USMNT roster for upcoming International Friendly's prior to the World Cup.
The fact that he checks all three of these boxes makes him someone with solid upside for Sports Card Investors:
- Large international club - consistent playing time
- UEFA Champions League - (means he has licensed Topps and Topps Chrome cards)
- USMNT - projects to have high playing time
While he may have a lot of playing time in the upcoming World Cup, there's no guarantee his market will grow being USMNT fans into the mainstream. He's not a goal scorer.