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Strasburg card is going for 10.5k on Ebay

right now. It sill has 5 days left. Anybody remember buying a set of cards for a buck?


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Hey, anyone have $10,500 just lying around?

You do? Well, then you could be the top bidder on this crazy-nuts eBay auction for the only Stephen Strasburg(notes) "Superfractor" card in the 2010 Bowman Chrome set.

But if you actually have designs on owning the card, you better go back to diving for dimes in your couch cushions. That's because $10,499 was the auction price as of this post time and there are still just under five days left in the auction. The price will only go up and could approach or pass a new Kia Sportage territory.

Sports Card Forum is holding a contest to guess the final price of the ultra-scarce card of the Washington Nationals pitcher who hasn't even been called up to the big leagues, let alone experienced any success there.

But the insane price is both a product of Strasburg's potential as the top pick in last June's amateur draft and the limited edition 1/1 that's stamped on back.

Though the amount is hard for most of us non-collectors to fathom, Cardboard Connection is calling this "one of the greatest auctions for a modern baseball card in history." The Bowman "superfractors" are among the most sought-after cards in the hobby and the 2006 Evan Longoria(notes) Superfractor is legendary because it's rumored it hasn't been pulled yet.

To each his own, I suppose, though you won't see my bidding my salary any time soon.

Then again, I'm glad I stumbled across this story. Had I not, there's a chance I might have pulled a Steve Phillips and traded Strasburg's rookie for the Roy Oswalt(notes) in the set.
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that kid has some stuff, id like to see him in the Majors and see what he can really do

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I don't care how good the kid is. 10k for a baseball card for a player that hasn't even sniffed the majors yet is ridiculous.
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I don't care how good the kid is. 10k for a baseball card for a player that hasn't even sniffed the majors yet is ridiculous.
i agree, but you know there are people that have no brains what so ever.

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that kid has some stuff, id like to see him in the Majors and see what he can really do
Wait a week.

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I don't care how good the kid is. 10k for a baseball card for a player that hasn't even sniffed the majors yet is ridiculous.
Brien Taylor, waaaaat?

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Wait a week.



Brien Taylor, waaaaat?
That guy made Todd Van Poppel look good.
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I don't care how good the kid is. 10k for a baseball card for a player that hasn't even sniffed the majors yet is ridiculous.
$10k for a baseball card is ridiculous!


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I didnt say at this min you asshole. Washington is doing this smart with him going into the minors and getting his feet wet.

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Might just be worth it.


14k's in his deut game.
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This card sold for $16,043. Well, he better make it to the hall of fame for that kind of chedda.
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The Heyward 1/1 sold for like $13K I think

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This card sold for $16,043. Well, he better make it to the hall of fame for that kind of chedda.
lol no kidding

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Here's the red version:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2010-Bowman-Step...item2eadd99461

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wow, 26k is way out there. I just don't get it.
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wow, 26k is way out there. I just don't get it.
From an investment standpoint it doesn't make any sense at all. From a bragging standpoint about having the rarest card of a rookie sensation it makes total sense. Millionaire's have kids that collect and to them it's splurging about as much as buying a new PS3 game is to you or I.

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wow, 26k is way out there. I just don't get it.
It's a HUGE risk but collectors do this every year with upcoming prospects. Say he plays great all year and wins Rookie of the Year, this card might sell for almost twice were its at now! You try and pick up the best rookies for the upcoming year and hope they do well in order to either make some money or just collect them. This guys cards are going to be like this, also KNOW THIS...there are only a few 2010 baseball products with his auto's right now. There will be higher-end products on the way, if he keeps this up you could see more expensive cards coming.

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It's a HUGE risk but collectors do this every year with upcoming prospects. Say he plays great all year and wins Rookie of the Year, this card might sell for almost twice were its at now! You try and pick up the best rookies for the upcoming year and hope they do well in order to either make some money or just collect them. This guys cards are going to be like this, also KNOW THIS...there are only a few 2010 baseball products with his auto's right now. There will be higher-end products on the way, if he keeps this up you could see more expensive cards coming.

I collected cards for a long time, and I totally understand the concept. But they are throwing money at it that will be almost impossible to get it back in return, no matter how good his career is. I guess they could make the money back plus a bit more if he wins rookie of the year, but people who follow that hobby know, once that peak time hits, it is all down hill from their, as far as value goes. I just don't see the investor getting a positive return.
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