His arrival has been one of the most exciting stories of the 2010 baseball season and for thousands of baseball fans and collectors across North America, the hunt is on for Stephen Strasburg rookie cards.
Few players have generated the buzz that surrounds the young Washington Nationals pitcher. After an incredible college career at San Diego State and a rapid rise through the minor leagues, Strasburg has made what seems to be a seamless transition to Major League Baseball. Fans and collectors both believe he’s destined to be one of the game’s best pitchers and they’re hunting for his first baseball cards to capture what could be a star in the making. The sales of his first one-of-a-kind rookie cards have generated national publicity because of the strong selling prices. Others are finding bargains among the more available brands.
Now, a new website has launched to help satisfy the demand for in-depth information. Strasburg Rookie Cards offers a look at all of the Strasburg baseball cards that have been issued to date and what to expect in the near future. It offers background on each and links to the red-hot market for Strasburg rookie cards on eBay.
The 2010 Bowman product was the first to show him in a major league uniform but other rookie cards have been issued through various Topps promotions and products. Which will prove to be the most popular and valuable Strasburg Rookie Cards helps sort out the information.
There are several high quality cards being issued by Topps, the exclusive partner of MLB, but true collectors know that the early Upper Deck cards show Strasburg in his Team USA uniform and some consider those cards to be the ones with the most potential.
The universal truth about collecting anything, though, is that there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ways to go about it. From Bowman to eTopps to Topps’ FanFest, Allen & Ginter and Topps Million, there are Strasburg rookie cards to suit every taste and every budget if you're so inclined.