Because Sports Cards are Investments

Today, more than ever, trading cards are some of the top-rated investments in the world.
Trading Cards now and will forever have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race.
Look at the jaw-dropping ROI of a PSA 10 graded Michael Jordan Fleer RC or the same grade for a Tom Brady Bowman Chrome RC from 2017 to 2021.
The return on investment on these cards and dozens of others is simply mind-blowing.
We’re talking 5,000% to 10,000% return on investments on these cards if you purchased them in 2016 and sold them in 2019/2020.
Now we don’t expect those returns to occur anytime again soon. But we do feel high grade, HoF players’ trading cards do make for a solid addition to ETFs and Real Estate in a long-term investment strategy.
Please Note: we have purchased retro video games on a case-by-case basis and consider them an alternative investment as good as trading cards. Please email us at advice@cardprospectus.com in regards to video game investing as it is an entirely different beast vs. sports cards.
Please Note II: we rank our card investments based on ROI (return on investment).
So even though CARD A is worth more than CARD B or let’s say is more popular among collectors we still prefer investing in CARD B if the ROI of that card is greater.
We recommend that 1 to 10% of your investment portfolio be dedicated to high-end trading cards. 10 to 20% cash. 80% stock/ETFs.
Here is an ideal portfolio including trading cards: $300,000 in QQQ
$200,000 in SPY
$200,000 in IJR
PSA 9 Michael Jordan Fleer Rookie Card (x1)
PSA 10 Luka Doncic Prizm Rookie Card (x5)
PSA 9 Wayne Gretzky’s OPC Rookie Card (x1)
PSA 10 Mike Trout Topps Update Rookie Card (x15)
PSA 10 Jordan Walker Refractor Rookie Card (x10)
PSA 10 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck Rookie Card (x3)
$100,000 cash

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Authors: Noah Strang | Alex O’Reilly