Growing up, it is always fun to collect trading cards of your favorite professional athletes. For millennials, having a major sports collection featuring Kobe Bryant, Ken Griffey Jr. and Brett Favre was always something cool to share with your friends at lunch. For the following generation, possessing Kevin Durant, Mike Trout and Adrian Peterson cards was equally as exciting considering the dominance they displayed in their respective sports. While there’s still a place in society for children and teenagers to acquire their favorite players’ cards, the market for them has taken on a vastly different shape in the past couple of years.
While certain collectables have always had the potential to garner large sums of money according to demand, it seems like the appetite to use cards as investment chips has taken off. The Ringer Podcast Network launched a show this year specifically dedicated to this topic. Co-host Mike Gioseffi delves into the value of sports cards, and his personal strategies.
“The investment side, I’m really big into Kevin Durant and Ja Morant. Those are my two,” Gioseffi shared. “And then I just have a box with anything else. Anything that’s in season and relevant I’ll buy if it’s under comps.” Via Sportscardinvestor.com