Skip to comments.Rare Rookie Card Up for Grabs
Posted on 07/14/2010 11:35:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A rare Stephen Strasburg baseball card is hitting the auction block again
Stephen Strasburgs rare autographed 2010 Bowman Prospects rookie card goes on the auction block with a starting bid of $9,000.
The anonymous owner tried to sell the card on eBay in June, but that auction ended when outrageous bids exceeding $900,000 could not be verified. The owner pulled it from eBay and re-listed it -- only to see it reach a ridiculous $500,000 quickly. It was pulled again.
Bidding begins Wednesday at noon, and lasts for two weeks.
Pulled from a pack of Bowman Trading Cards, Beckett Grading Service has graded the card as a Mint-9 out of a possible 10, and the autograph was rated 10.
In his 7 starts, the Nationals ace has struck out 61 hitters in 42 innings. He has won 3 of his 5 decisions, with a 2.32 ERA. Strasburg struck out 14 Pittsburgh Pirates in his debut.
Paint me dumb. Did Bowman only print ONE of these cards?.. or did Strasburg only sign ONE?.. What up? Does anyone want to buy my Topps Carl Yasztremski 1960 (or however you spell it) rookie card? Anyway, some economic downturn we’re in huh?
The article seems to give no indication why a new baseball card from a major manufacturer would cost that much money.
I’d think that they might do a tiny bit of research and add a sentence about why that card is rare and valuable.
Apparently they made only 1 of those cards. No error or anything. Labeled 1 of 1.
I remember when Greg Jeffries was the next Mickey Mantle and he was signing baseballs and cards all over the place. His rookie card was in high demand, too. The hype was through the roof.
I thought it was odd. I thought it was the 80s again. I used to collect baseball cards. I didn’t realize that there was anyone left who thought they were worth a lot of money.
Is the price of the Honus Wagner card continuing to go up?
not sure....I still have a few sets hidden away in a closet from late 70’s and early 80’s....factory wrapped of course...*LOL*..
This rookie, after his major league debut against Pittsburgh was hailed as the next Cy Young, Sandy Koufax, etc. He struck out 14 in that 1st major league start and since then has averaged about 8 k’s per game, good but not great.
He has won one of his last three decisions and has clearly come back to earth as the major league hitters put together their “book” on him.
Not saying this kid won’t be the greatest pitcher ever, who knows at this point. But what I will say is we won’t know what he really can accomplish until he plays a full season facing major league hitters several times each.
Sure he can throw the ball 100 mph but just about every major league hitter will hit it after facing him a couple of times. It’s all about ball movement and location and even more important, consistency.
Journalism 101. But then again, it’s hard for “journalists” to write when taking a break from being “political hacks” where the “Who, What, Where, When, How” questions aren’t important.
Factory wrapped with a little rubber cement?
This would be a huge speculative error to make. Granted Stephen Strasburg has some daunting stuff but he could have an early career ending injury or become a head case just as easily as he could become a hall of famer.
???..didn’t look that close, what’s the significance.
I think what he was saying is that people back in the day might have opened packs of cards real careful, took the good ones out, and resealed the packs. I was a little confused by the words “factory sealed” and “sets” in the same sentence. In the 70s, certainly, the manufacturers didn’t sell sets, they sold packs. I’m not sure if Topps Donruss and Fleer ever sold sets, but Topps didn’t in the 70s, and Donruss and Fleer started in 1981 if I’m not mistaken. In the early 80s when baseball cards started to become valuable, people or companies would buy a whole bunch of new cards and then make sets out of em and sell em. I have a couple of those sets. Topps did sell “traded” sets or whatever they were called. I have one or 2 of those. Haven’t looked at my cards in 20 or so years.
..yeah I know a lot of that stuff went on at card shows, flea markets, and a few "friends"...*smiles*