By David Yarger
Co-Host The Chase
Happy Wednesday everybody! A day before Thanksgiving and we had a great episode full of content and guests. First, we had Saim Sal of Chicago Soccer Cards on Instagram and then we checked in with Dave & Adam’s Card World head buyer Reed!
Talking with Sal was fitting with the World Cup beginning this week. Sal gave us some insight on the current soccer market, as well as players to invest in and the status of some older players who may call it quits after the 2022 World Cup.
On Instagram, Sal’s Chicago Soccer Cards just recently surpassed 10,000 followers, which he said was big for him. He added, when he started, there weren’t a lot of pages dedicated to just soccer cards.
“I got into soccer cards right after the 2018 World Cup,” Sal said. “When all that stuff came out it really hooked me. The World Cup had just ended, it was all fresh and then, at that time, there were only a few breakers that were doing soccer.”
He added that, back then, when you’d request soccer to be ripped it was a rare occurrence, because there weren’t many soccer collectors or breakers.
As far as investing, Sal told everyone to keep an eye on the World Cup and mentioned whoever wins, expects players from those teams to see a rise in the market. He also mentioned several young players such as Phil Foden, Kylian Mbappe and many more that he looks to eventually take over the entire soccer market.
Currently, players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. have announced that this 2022 World Cup could be their last.
While their departure will be a very emotional moment on social media and for the soccer market in general, Sal said that will also be the moment for those hoarding some of the trios’ cards to sell and cash in.
If you’re looking for some advice as a new soccer collector, Sal understood there may be confusion on who to go after, but he mentioned looking for legends who have won awards such as the Golden Boot, Ballon D’Or, World Cup winners and more.
For the full interview, check out the YouTube video here.
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Also on “The Chase”
We had not one but two guests on, and our second was our head buyer Reed! Reed gave us the lowdown on a recent transaction he made in Nebraska.
Reed revealed the deal was in the millions with Wes’ Baseball Cards and on the set he showed us some sealed product from 2018 Prizm Football, to 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Hockey, 2001 Fleer Baseball and much, much more. To see the whole Nebraska vlog from Luke click here, and to see our discussion with Reed, check out the full episode on YouTube.
Additionally, the crew ripped some 2021/22 Donruss Soccer to keep the soccer theme rolling. The pulls included one auto, a patch and several rated rookies and bases.
To win the cards, comment on the YouTube video who you think will win the Golden Boot Award at this year’s World Cup. A winner will be announced on Monday’s episode of The Chase!