If you have ever thought about making money off of your trading card investments, it’s not so far out of reach. The cards you collect increase in value, you can find rare cards and these cards if you care for them with the correct materials will be worth great money. There are a lot of resources for helping you with your investments but PWCC truly has all the tools you need. Through their investing program you can find yourself with a new side hustle.
We at PWCC believe trading cards are positioned for considerable growth. We want to ensure you have all of the information and tools needed to make smart investment decisions. We are excited to announce our investing advisement program. Just provide us with contact information below and a little about yourself.
Through PWCC you can find yourself with an investment coach:
The First Trading Card Investment Advisors
“We at PWCC believe trading cards are positioned for considerable growth. We want to ensure you have all of the information and tools needed to make smart investment decisions. We are excited to announce our investing advisement program. Just provide us with contact information below and a little about yourself. We look forward to connecting and empowering you as an investor in the trading card marketplace.”
You can sign in and create an account to get started with this process, getting the questions answered that you need.
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To get your started, here’s PWCC’s 6 steps to investing written by founder Brent Huigens CEO:
1. Establish a goal
As with any investment plan, begin with a goal. Whether looking for additional funds for near-term purposes, like a child’s higher education, or expenses in the longer term, such as in retirement, start with determining how long investments will be held and what kind of return is desired. Also consider whether this will be an actively managed portfolio or one that, once card holdings are selected, can be left to appreciate over time. Active management may require a greater time commitment to keep up with demand and pricing trends to ensure your transactions are well timed.
2. Specialize in a sector
Much like a mutual fund might include stocks that all share some quality – be it a focus on technology, healthcare, emerging growth, etc. – a trading card portfolio should revolve around a type of card. A portfolio may center on new cards or old, sports or non-sports, mainstream or esoteric card productions, or from a specific era within vintage or modern cards. Within each of these “sectors,” investors have ample opportunity to diversify and make an educated play. Advanced investors might have several trading card portfolios, each with their own unique focus.
3. Personalize to your interests
Trading cards may be an alternative asset class for investment, but that doesn’t detract from their inherent fun. Consider gravitating toward a sector that resonates, as the in-depth research and analysis that is essential to building a portfolio may be more enjoyable with a topic of personal interest. Research of historical sales data and demand trends can lend insight to where the market stands, how it got there and potential opportunities ahead. Trading cards as an asset class afford investors a wealth of detail inherent to the market and how a trading card is likely to perform; a passion for the investment will sometimes separate the most successful investors from the rest of the pack because they are often more willing dig into the industry’s detail to beat the average.
4. Pick a portfolio size
The depth and breadth of a trading card portfolio will depend on the amount available to invest. Whether available funds for this venture are $10,000 or $1 million, it is possible – and highly important – to create a well-diversified portfolio. Clearly, a smaller budget may mean targeting lower valued cards. The good news is the ROI is as bright on both low and high value cards, as affordable cards may experience greater demand and exchange hands more frequently, in turn creating opportunity for steady gains. Ultimately the task at hand is to do your research using historical sales tools like those on our website to study the market, assess historical sales patterns, and build your future portfolio goals predicated on market prices.
5. Understand eye appeal
Before entering a bidding war for a must-have holding, evaluate the quality. The value of cards can be complex, relying on a combination of the card, its professional grade and the quality of a card within that grade. The quality within a grade can make a significant impact on market value. This concept isn’t new; careful investors have been paying attention to this for many years. Case in point, cards which have received the PWCC Certified High End designation have, on average, sold for 165% of the market value of an average eye appeal card (LINK). In addition, be familiar with the three tiers of trading cards, as each is associated with varying return potential. For most investors, blue chips – which are the foundation of the market – offer the best opportunity for ROI. Cards that are extremely rare and valuable are essentially fine art equivalents and though they may receive the most exciting ROI they also carry the highest risk and can be illiquid. At the other end of the spectrum, “commons” tend to be easily accessible and in relatively lower demand for investors but remain highly desired for collectors and will always hold an important part of the marketplace.
6. Seek professional guidance
The typical investment firm probably won’t have a trading card market analyst on hand to help you build a portfolio, but help is available. PWCC works to empower participants in this alternative asset class by creating and refining analytical tools and market indices that help investors pinpoint the right cards for their portfolios. We review holdings to ensure that they are aligned with stated goals and offer suggestions to help keep them on track. Simply send us a note and we will set up the consultation.