Best Sports Cards To Buy Right Now (Best Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey Cards to Buy)


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Best Baseball Cards To Buy Right Now…

Here we will discuss the best sports cards to invest your hard-earned money in.

We cannot guarantee a positive return (and always be skeptical about someone who does) but we are very confident in our picks and sleep very well at night 🙂

We use two methods when investing in sports cards: short term flips and long term holds.

Short Term = 1 year or less

Long Term = 5 years +


Best Short/Medium Term Investments


1. Lamar Jackson 2018 Contenders “Ticket” Cards (all versions)

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The NFL has not seen anything like Lamar Jackson “aka Smiley Face” in a long, LONG time.

Not only can he chuck the rock downfield with the best of them he also has the uncanny ability to make guys miss tackles in the backfield and now he is gone for a 45-50 yard scramble.

We absolutely love his 2018 Contender “Ticket” cards as a great investment that could easily double if the Ravens go on to win the Super Bowl.

If the Ravens can some day win the Super Bowl and Lamar Jackson is awarded MVP… LOOK OUT!

Shop for the Lamar Jackson Rookie Ticket Auto Card on eBay


2. Derek Jeter 1993 SP Foil #279

derek jeter rookie card

We love love LOVE this card as a short term investment due to the likely price break out once he is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The MLB HOF introducee ceremony will take place in July of 2020.

Shop for the 1993 SP Derek Jeter Foil Rookie Card on eBay

The back of the card reads “The first high school player has taken (and the sixth overall selection) in the 1992 draft, Jeter hit a .324 clip for Class-A Greensboro in the first half of 1993.

We suggest investing in PSA 6, 7, 8, or 9’s and BGS 8, 8.5, 9 or 9.5.


3. Anthony Davis 2012 Panini Prizm Rookie Card #236

Anthony Davis 2012 Panini Prizm Rookie Card #236

We love this card as a short-term investment as we are all in on the Lakers winning the NBA title next year.

If that happens we could see a HUGE return on this card (100%?).

Even if the Lakers fail to win it all the Anthony Davis Panini Prizm Rookie Card should still increase drastically in value plus they’re a decent chance Mr. Davis could win the NBA MVP.

Shop for the Anthony Davis Prizm rookie card on eBay!


4. Luka Doncic 2018 Panini Prizm (any & all versions)

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We have not seen anything like Luka in the NBA for a while.

This kid truly has it all and we would be shocked not to see this him walking around with multiple NBA Championship Rings and MVP awards 15 years from now.

Shop for professionally graded Luka Doncic Prizm rookie cards on eBay

The Luka Doncic Prizm Rookie Card is a MUST for collectors.

We love the Tiger Stripe, Candy Stripe, and Pink Ice versions.


5. 1993 Upper Deck SP Foil Baseball Factory Sealed Unopened Box

1993 Upper Deck SP Foil Baseball Factory Sealed Unopened Box

Looking to buy a hobby box?

Get this one as you have the chance to walk away with the 1993 Derek Jeter SP Rookie Card!

We have bought 4 of these and pulled 4 Jeter’s total.

One box had two, two boxes had one, and one box had zero.

Shop for the 1993 SP Upper Deck Baseball Hobby Box on eBay Now

The cards were graded 9, 8, 8, and 7.

Get real lucky and pull a 10? $100K


Best Long Term Card Investments


1. Ty Cobb T206 HOF Red Portrait Piedmont #350

Ty Cobb T206 cards are an excellent investment and should steadily rise year in year out. The red and green backgrounds are some of the more popular versions and are a MUST for all collectors.

2. Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Upper Deck Rookie Card

This a true no brainer.  This is an iconic card to millions of kids who came to age in the late 1980s, early 1990s. It’s the signature card of an era when the hobby reached its highest highs. We have seen the card steadily climb in value every year since we started tracking it.

3. Ty Cobb 1909-11 T206 BAT OFF SHOULDER #350

The iconic Ty Cobb “bat off shoulder” T206 card is another great long term play. We love the multi-color background and his stone-cold stare off into the distance.

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