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The Stephen Strasburg baseball card that costs as much as a car

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by GRENDEL, May 25, 2010.


    GRENDEL Contributing Member

    Nov 21, 2002
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    The Stephen Strasburg baseball card that costs as much as a car
    By 'Duk

    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.

  2. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

    Mar 20, 2002
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    i preordered 2 bowman boxes for a chance at a great strasburg rookie card.. and then i lost my credit card, so when they finally got them in 3 months later, my card was declined (the # had changed) and they cancelled my order.

    Now the price on the box has nearly doubled! I'm pissed.

    Side note, but related cause the whole reason I wanted it was for a Strasburg rookie for crap like this that happens..
  3. Summer Song Giver

    Sep 14, 2000
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    Wants his hype back

  4. Stack24

    Stack24 Contributing Member

    Jul 15, 2003
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    Oh man, I had a stash of those cards.

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