Gary Vee on the Sports Cards Comeback


Gary Vee loves sports cards. He made a great call a few years ago on sports cards booming. Now he’s been doubling and tripling down on his sports card investments. He also gives some compelling thoughts on why he believes the sports card craze will continue for longer than you might think.

Now that I think about it, Gary Vee made one of the most confident predictions since Owen Nolan called his shot on a breakaway against Dominik Hasek in the 1997 All-Star Game. (Sorry, I’m always looking for a reason to reference Owen Nolan. See the video at the end of the post)

Who is This Guy

For those of you who don’t know, Gary Vee is also known as Gary Vaynerchuk. He’s an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and engaging personality with a massive following on various media platforms.

For about two years now, Gary Vee has been pounding the table on sports cards and how they are coming back in a big way. Well, that’s exactly what happened. The only reason I’m thinking about this now is that I can remember stumbling on one of his videos a few years ago after a friend mentioned his name. I was aware of Gary Vee but hadn’t really checked in on him in the last few years. In that video I stumbled on a few years ago, he talked about sports cards making a big comeback. When I heard it I remember thinking, “wow, I wasn’t expecting that.”

Gary Vee sports cards
Gary loves the 1986 Fleer Hakeem Olajuwon Rookie card.

Fast forward two years, and sure enough, Gary Vee was right on sports cards. Along with his prediction, he’s never shy about explaining in detail how he came to his conclusion, which is one of the reasons I like him. He’s unique, original, and not afraid to put himself out there.

Big Trends Moving Toward Sports Cards

Here’s a few reasons why Gary Vee likes sports cards as a great alternative investment over the next few years.

  1. Kids who flipped sneakers will start selling sports cards.
  2. Sports card collectors from the 1980s now have kids of their own.
  3. Gambling on sports is growing.

As you can imagine, Gary has much to say on the topic. If you’re beginning to collect sportscards, I highly recommend reading a few of his articles here and here. He’s done his homework and has solid advice for new collectors.

One of the things I appreciate about Gary Vee’s message is the enjoyment factor. People getting excited and having fun collecting sports cards is pretty cool. Maybe it’s all about the money for some folks, but others really do have a great time researching and collecting sports cards, without the desire to make a fortune while doing so. That’s always encouraging to see.

The world is full of scammers and con artists. Sports cards will be no different. From counterfeiting to grading tricks to oversupply. The industry has issues to deal with, no other than art, cars, watches, or the public stock market. There’s always a risk of loss in any investment; sports cards are not unique in that sense.

Let’s give credit where it’s due. When someone makes a good call and has solid, thoughtful advice to offer, let’s tip our cap. In a world full of unsavory characters, Gary Vee is a breath of fresh air. He’s full of ideas, of course, some are better than others, but I appreciate his thoughtfulness and relentless energy. He has a strong passion for business and seems genuine in his attempt to help others. Well played, Gary Vee.

Gary Vee nailed his call on sports cards. When someone makes a good call, there’s nothing wrong with acknowledging it.
Take a look at this video and see what Gary Vee is all about. Gary seems to be one of the guys you want to root for. I love the energy and passion.
The King of Shot Calling, in my humble opinion.