Like a bunch of caffeinated Wall Street brokers, the buyers and sellers of Stephen Strasburg rookie cards have been busy this week.
Robert Power, the Michigan man who paid over $16,000 for Strasburg's 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor, has put the card on eBay already.
And it may not have been such a bad idea.
The card already has a bid in excess of what Power paid for the card just days ago. However, he's placed a reserve on it that hasn't been met, apparently hoping to make a much bigger score.
The reason for his move is apparently the auction of the latest, greatest Strasburg card from the same card issue that's drawing big crowds to the table. The red-border autographed 1-1 Strasburg card that hit eBay recently has seen bidding rocket to over $40,000. Bidders for that card apparently don't have to be approved, leading to the possibility of fake bids being placed. However, many of the interested parties appear legitimate.
Sold for $8 with a limit of two, the eTopps Strasburg card orders were filled via email this morning. Many missed out thanks to the heavy demand that didn't begin to cover the 1800 cards that were made available.
Those that did get a thumbs up from the company quickly put their cards on eBay. Several dozen were sold during the day, with prices settling between $40 and $50 each.. Not a bad return.