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Oh yes! This is my favorite time of the year. We get to start our 5-month journey together through the NBA Season. Over the past 5 years the Basketball Collectors market has absolutely exploded and this year the trend has accelerating even more. There is lots of hype, overreaction, discouragement, upside, and value… oh the beauty of a fast-moving hobby. This article is meant to give you some tips and insight into which players we have (and will continue) to invest in.

Our mission at BreakerCulture is very simple. We want to help give every collector an edge for the way YOU collect or “invest” in the hobby. If we can help you buy smarter, sell with more profit, and analyze quicker…then we’ve accomplished our goal! Today is no exception. Enjoy the the 2019/20 NBA Season…and sit back and enjoy this investment content. We spent about 3 weeks on this article. 🙂


DISCLAIMER:

Before we dive into any sports card investment talk it’s important to remind everyone of the reality. Sports Cards are extremely volatile and the majority of the time the manufacturer/distributor/group breaker are the one’s that will “win.” You are buying into the potential performance of a fragile sports player and his card values can move any direction very quickly. We don’t offer any guarantees or promises of future performances… simply educated insight into where we’d put money within the hobby. Some players we own, some we don’t, some we likely will. All of that to say…. Good Luck… proceed at your own risk. But most importantly let’s have some fun!


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INVESTMENT STRATEGIES?

There are obviously lots of strategies when it comes to sports card investing. From veterans, to sealed wax, to RC’s, etc… you can focus on one particular area and find various folks who do well within their realm. With our approach to the Top 50 NBA Investment Players, we combined a few approaches are will note the strategy we like the best for the player. Here are the strategies.

Buy and Grade: This is the type of player that is primed to takeoff and graded cards will be the currency that gives you the most upside.

Hoard Base: This is type of player that I would be looking to accumulate base RC’s (Prizm & Optic are my go to…) and building an investment in their upside.

Buy Graded: This player is one that likely has a good amount of graded cards on the market. You are buying an asset that is liquid & transparent with market.

These are the three core strategies I take with any sport. The type of player, their current team, time of the year, etc… all play into the strategy that makes sense.


SCORING APPROACH?

When we decided to put together a larger list of rankings, we started with the 50 players we’d consider RIGHT NOW. This took a lot of work, but it helped us identify the bucket we could pull from. We then broke down our list into a few categories:

Veterans with Upside: Guy with 5 years of experience that we believe should be staples in your strategy.

Upperclass with Upside: Guys with 3-5 years of experience, poised for breakout.

Sophomore Explosion: 2nd Year players who have momentum coming in… or will get their chance this year.

Rookie No-Brainer: The RC’s that at EXPECTED prices will be no-brainer investments.

High-Risk — High Reward Prospect: The guys that don’t necessarily have a path… but when given the shot could be great opportunities.

As you can see, we take this serious. 🙂 …. Now…are you ready to dive into our list?



2019-20 TOP 50 Basketball Player (NBA) Investments

October 23rd, 2019

Interesting Stats from the Top 50:

  • Average Time in League: 3.82 Years
  • Average Age: 22.62 Years Old
  • Average PSA 10 (of their primary RC card): $880
  • Approximate Cost to buy 1x PSA 10 of each RC in Top 50: $43,979
  • My prediction on what it’s worth by 12/31/2020 (about 14 months): $61,110  —  (+$17,131)


#50: Aaron Holiday

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#49: Dzanan Musa

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#48: Ben Simmons

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#47: Karl Anthony-Towns

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#46: Moritz Wagner

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#45: Damian Lillard

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#44: RJ Barrett

  • Team: New York Knicks
  • Age: 19
  • Year in League: 1st
  • Investment Strategy: Buy & Grade
  • His Top RC Card as of Today2019-20 Prizm Draft Silver  (~$30)
  • Card I’d consider Investing in2019-20 Prizm Silver (Release 12/4/19)
  • My Projected Silver Price 2nd week of Release: $225

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#43: Kemba Walker

  • Team: Boston Celtics
  • Age: 29
  • Year in League: 9th
  • Investment Strategy: Buy Graded
  • His Top RC Card2012-13 Prizm Silver #225  (~$650)
  • 12-Month Upside Projection: $900
  • Card I’d consider Investing in2012-13 Prizm BASE #225

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#42: Joel Embiid

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#41: Rui Hachimura

  • Team: Washington Wizards
  • Age: 21
  • Year in League: 1st
  • Investment Strategy: Buy & Grade
  • His Top RC Card as of Today2019-20 Prizm Draft Silver  (~$15)
  • Card I’d consider Investing in2019-20 Prizm Silver (Release 12/4/19)
  • My Projected Silver Price 2nd week of Release: $100

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#40: PJ Washington

  • Team: Charlotte Hornets
  • Age: 21
  • Year in League: 1st
  • Investment Strategy: Buy & Grade
  • His Top RC Card2019-20 Prizm Draft Silver #12  (~$10)
  • My Project Silver Price – 2nd week of release: $125
  • Card I’d consider Investing in2018-19 Prizm BASE #189

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:



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#39: Buddy Hield

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#38: Markelle Fultz

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#37: De’Aaron Fox

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#36: Stephen Curry

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#35: Donovan Mitchell

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#34: Collin Sexton

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#33: Cam Reddish

  • Team: Atlanta Hawks
  • Age: 20
  • Year in League: 1st
  • Investment Strategy: Buy & Grade
  • His Top RC Card as of Today2019-20 Prizm Draft Silver  (~$15)
  • Card I’d consider Investing in2019-20 Prizm Silver (Release 12/4/19)
  • My Projected Silver Price 2nd week of Release: $115

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#32: Darius Garland

  • Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Age: 20
  • Year in League: 1st
  • Investment Strategy: Buy & Grade
  • His Top RC Card as of Today2019-20 Prizm Draft Silver  (~$10)
  • Card I’d consider Investing in2019-20 Prizm Silver (Release 12/4/19)
  • My Projected Silver Price 2nd week of Release: $150

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:


#31: Robert Williams III

His eBay RC’s Ending Right Now:



 

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