Alternative Investing as a Side Hustle

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been attracted to the idea of alternative investing, especially if you are already investing in the stock market. 

Over the past few years, I’ve been investing in the stock market with great success and knowing the price of these stocks a few years ago made me want to jump on the alternative investing side hustle train. 

Alternative investing can be in several different things, such as comic books, sneakers, and even sports cards. 

I know sports cards best, in particular NFL, so I decided to try my luck with buying and selling (in the future) NFL sports cards.

How It Worked

A YouTuber was doing a “card break”, and you purchase a team, they then continue to unpack all the packs, and whenever a player is on the team you purchased, you get that card.

The Teams I Purchased

New Orleans Saints – $7.01

New York Giants – $8.01

Houston Texans – $8.01

Seattle Seahawks – $10.50

Cleveland Browns – $12

Detroit Lions – $14

Buffalo Bills – $35

Dallas Cowboys – $35

New England Patriots – $2.50

Kansas City Chiefs – $1.25

Baltimore Ravens – BONUS $0 (won a draw)

Washington Redskins – BONUS $0 (won a draw)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – BONUS $0 (won a draw)

Tennessee Titans – BONUS $0 (won a draw)

 TOTAL SPENT = $129.53

New Orleans Saints

Demario Davis, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $2-$5 

Cameron Jordan, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $2.36-$2.97

Jared Cook, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $0.99-$4.99

Alvin Kamara, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $3-$5

Zack Baun, RC PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $3.50

Drew Brees, Illusions Shining Stars

Current eBay Listing: $4.99

Total Value of New Orleans Saints Cards: $27.45

New York Giants

Xavier McKinney, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

Golden Tate III, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

Dalvin Tomlinson, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $2.35

Sterling Shepard, PRIZM Orange Laser

Current eBay Listing: $4.99

Sterling Shepard, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $1.29

Total Value of New York Giants Cards: $10.61

Houston Texans

Darren Fells, PRIZM Orange Laser

Current eBay Listing: $2.5o

Brandin Cooks, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

David Johnson, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

Darren Fells, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

Will Fuller V, Illusions

Current eBay Listing: $3.99

Will Fuller V, Illusions (2nd)

Current eBay Listing: $3.99

J.J. Watt, Illusions

Current eBay Listing: $1.18

Will Fuller V, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $1.95

Kenny Stills, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

Total Value of Houston Texan Cards: $17.57

Seattle Seahawks

Darren Fells, PRIZM Orange Laser

Current eBay Listing: $2.5o

Bobby Wagner, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $1.99

Brian Bosworth, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $3.99

Darrell Taylor, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $0-$0.01

DK Metcalf, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $14.99

DeeJay Dallas, PRIZM Orange Laser

Current eBay Listing: $4.99

DK Metcalf, HYPE Base

Current eBay Listing: $1.49

Anthony Gordon (Auto) Rookie Card, PRIZM Red Shimmer with Auto

Current eBay Listing: $80

Chris Carson, No Huddle Brilliance

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

Total Value of Seattle Seahawks Cards: $110.95

Cleveland Browns

Joe Thomas, Red White and Blue PRIZM

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

Total Value of Cleveland Browns Cards: $0.99

Detroit Lions

DeAndre Swift Illusions Rookie Card

Deandre Swift, Illusions Rookie Card

Current eBay Listing: $1.45

Deandre Swift, Illusions Mystique

Current eBay Listing: $7.99

Julian Okward, PRIZM Silver Rookie Card

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

Total Value of Detroit Lions cards: $10.43

Buffalo Bills

DeAndre Swift Illusions Rookie Card

Tremaine Edmunds, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $3.14

Devin Singletary, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $1.56

Bruce Smith, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $1.49

Total Value of Buffalo Bills Cards: $6.19

Dallas Cowboys

DeAndre Swift Illusions Rookie Card

Trevon Diggs, PRIZ Rookie Card Auto, Red Shimmer

Current eBay Listing: $16

Sean Lee, PRIZM Red Shimmer

Current eBay Listing: $6

Trevon Diggs, PRIZM Silver Rookie Card

Current eBay Listing: $9.99

Total Value of Dallas Cowboys Cards: $31.99

Baltimore Ravens

Devin Duvernay, Illusions Rookie Card

Current eBay Listing: $3.14

Total Value of Baltimore Ravens Cards: $3.14

Washington Redskins

Antonio Gibson, Illusions Rookie Card

Current eBay Listing: $3

Total Value of Washington Redskins Cards: $3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tyler Johnson, Illusions Rookie Card

Current eBay Listing: $1.99

Tom Brady, Illusions Base

Current eBay Listing: $3

Total Value of Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cards: $4.99

New England Patriots

Julian Edelman, Illusions Base

Current eBay Listing: $0.99

Total Value of New England Patriots Cards: $0.99

Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes, Absolute Football Base

Current eBay Listing: $1.02

Frank Clark, PRIZM Silver

Current eBay Listing: $1.99

Total Value of Kansas City Chiefs Cards: $3.01

And that’s a wrap! I received all 45 cards for a total cost of $129.53

Average price per card: $2.87

Current Expected Retail Sales (if all were sold at current market price): $231.31

Return on Investment: 78.57%