Would you be a successful GM?
The Dibbs Team
Dec 18, 2020
4 min read

Would you be a successful GM?

“I would be the best GM what is this guy doing!?” At one point or another, we’ve all heard this before. Would you really be a great GM though? Now, you can answer that question.

Whether you’ve loved trading cards since childhood or never quite got involved, you’re in the right place. Dibbs enables both enthusiastic collectors and everyday sports fans to get in the game.

Understanding all the different variations and grades of sports cards is complicated. To someone unfamiliar, it can be overwhelming.

Our Player Collection feature enables you to put money into players, proportionally spreading your purchase across all of a player’s premier cards. This removes the complications of selecting each card individually. With this feature, Dibbs aims to bridge the gap between the everyday sports fan and frequent card collectors.

The value of a sports card is largely determined by player performance. That aspect of the card is simple. Getting into the nitty gritty of silver Prizm PSA 10 vs Prizm Base PSA 10 is when things become more cumbersome. Learning all these nuances can be a deterrent from the industry as a whole. That shouldn’t be the case.

Now, understanding player value is paramount.

Pick Players, We’ll Take Care of the Cards

We now offer fans the ability to reduce the complexities of trading cards and use their sports knowledge to invest in players' success. All sports fans think they can be a GM. This feature gives them the chance to prove it.

Use your fantasy sports skillset to identify valuable players. Not everyone can have a pulse on the expansive variations of sports cards that are out there. With our Player Collection feature, you don’t need to. Select players you believe in and seamlessly spread your budget across all of their premier cards.

Eliminate the risk of selecting the right player, but the wrong card. You pick the player, we take care of the cards. Simple enough, right?

Markets Changing in Real Time

As we discussed in How Fractional Ownership Will Change The Sports Card Game, the card markets now fluctuate not only season to season, but game to game. The ability to divide your budget on multiple premier cards of a player allows you to take advantage of a constantly changing market. No need for in-depth knowledge of card variants.

Let’s look at Joe Burrow, for instance. His rookie season was off to a great start. That was until November 18th, when a torn ACL prematurely ended his season. As a result, the value of his cards took a hit. If you believe Burrow will recover, buy into his Player Collection for what could prove to be a bargain price.

Injuries, on court performance, and off court behavior all play a role in the value of a card. Buying and selling players in real time markets allows you to take advantage of all events impacting a player, both on and off the field.

Player Marketability

At the end of the day, the value of a sports card is always based on the player’s production. The higher the card is graded, the more value it has. Likewise, rookie cards are more valuable than others. Different brands add value, too. But, of course, without player performance the card type is meaningless.

With the growth of social media, players have a unique ability to market themselves in a way we haven’t seen before. They can interact with fans in a more authentic way than even just a decade ago. There is no doubt that this is reflected in their cards.

Almost all popular athletes have millions of followers across multiple social media platforms. Even the lesser known ones often have hundreds of thousands. Role players, oftentimes, can have millions. Zion Williamson and Lamelo Ball are two examples of players who entered the league with millions of followers on social media. Chase Claypool, a rookie wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has 450k on Instagram and 1.1 million on TikTok.

There is nothing more important than production on the field. However, it is important to recognize how a player’s popularity and approval rating factors in.

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