Tips for being a collector and an investor at the same time

We’ve all been there before. There’s a card in your PC that you know you should sell, but you just can’t bring yourself to do it. You’re proud of that card, and you want it to be a staple of your collection for years to come. It’s probably not the right choice from a financial perspective, but that’s not the primary reason you got into the hobby in the first place.

This week’s episode of the Loupe Market Report powered by SlabStox tackles that very subject. How do you balance being a collector and an investor? A few tips are: Buy multiples of the card you want to keep around; sell whenever you’re comfortable with the profit; and position yourself to be a long-term collector. Check out this week’s video where we elaborate on those ideas.

In the basketball report, Phoenix Suns players Cameron Johnson and Mikal Bridges are seeing modest bumps in their values. They aren’t getting the attention that guys like Chris Paul and Devin Booker are, so these might be good buys in anticipation of a Suns title. However, if you’re holding these players already, it’s probably the right time to sell as it’s unlikely the Suns will make it back to the Finals next year.

Fresh off an ACL tear, Ronald Acuna Jr’s prices aren’t all that affected by a lengthy injury because he’s the rare talent who will remain a superstar despite not playing. In football, we look at alternative Patrick Mahomes II cards that are more budget-friendly than his rookies.

It’s all Euro Championship talk in soccer, Italy beat England in the finals. It’s no surprise that Italy cards are up and England cards are down. No one was more affected than Jadon Sancho after he missed the PK that sealed the loss for England.

Thanks for watching the latest episode of the Loupe Market Report powered by SlabStox. If anything here piqued your curiosity, we’re live every Thursday at 6pm Eastern answering questions from the Loupe community. Swing by and let us know what’s on your mind.

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