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Would You Pay $113,500 For This Stephen Strasburg Card?

by: JamieD On  Thursday, June 24, 2010

2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Red Autograph cardHe fanned 14 batters in his major league debut.  He has been setting records for the most strikeouts to begin a career with every passing game. But still, when we saw a Stephen Strasburg card being sold on Ebay for over $10,000, we described it as simply “inexplicable.”

So if that is “inexplicable”, then I can’t even begin to imagine how one would classify the sale of this 2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Red Autograph card, which is currently going for $113,500 USD on Ebay (12:20 pm ET).  The card is said to be the only one of its kind with a red border, and is also signed by the phenom himself.

Such factors make the card a unique one, but is a thin piece of cardboard really ever worth over $114,000?  What happens if Strasburg simply flames out, or suffers a devastating arm injury?  Does this become the worst investment in the history of American sports memorabilia?  At such a high price, I would argue that it already is!

Hat Tip – [The Last Angry Fan]




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