The autographed 2010 Bowman Steven Strasburg ‘red auto’ rookie card on eBay has has now surpassed $100,000.
Is the bidding legitimate? No one really knows at this point, but it does seem that there are respectable bidders involved. Once again, the card is getting quite a bit of attention online, including some from the mainstream media.
One has to believe, though, that the attention will help legitimize some of the autographed 1-1 cards that have been issued over the last ten years. It’s been easy to scoff but if the Strasburg rookie business spreads interest in the hobby to more sports fans, it can’t be a bad thing.
Strasburg, though, was having no part in baseball card talk after he lost for the first time on Wednesday, a 1-0 heartbreaker to Kansas City.
When asked about the auction and the hype surrounding his arrival in the big leagues, Strasburg shook his head and replied, “Lets focus on the game here today. It was a tough loss for us. We’re trying to keep doing things right and get ready for the next game.”
The Bowman Chrome Superfractor that sold for over $16,000 was sent to Beckett for grading. The result was a 9.5, which won’t hurt its value now that it’s back on the auction block.
Topps’ Red Hot Rookie Redemption card #2 from its 2010 Series Two product is Jose Tabata, recent call-up for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The National Sports Collectors Convention comes to Baltimore next month, but the Orioles missed out on a chance to tie in a big promotion to an audience of hungry collectors and their wallets.
The Orioles have announced the details for their celebration of the 1970 World Series championship team, which will take place this Saturday before, during and after the Orioles’ 4:05 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals. The events for the day will include:
– An autograph session with select members of the 1970 team. Players expected to participate in the autograph sessions include: FRED BEENE, DON BUFORD, ANDY ETCHEBARREN, BOBBY FLOYD, BOBBY GRICH, DICK HALL, DAVE LEONHARD, TOM PHOEBUS, MERV RETTENMUND, PETE RICHERT and EDDIE WATT.
– A 1970 Anniversary memorabilia sale will take place from 2:30 – 6 PM and include baseballs autographed by various members of the 1970 team and sold “grab-bag” style. Autographed limited edition photos from the Orioles private collection of the 1970 Hall of Famers will also be on sale and limited edition prints, autographed by all 1970 players attending the reunion will be for sale. There will be only 70 of these prints autographed by every returning member of the team, with just 50 of them available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds raised from this event will be donated to the Orioles Charitable Foundation.
– The Orioles will wear throwback uniforms from 1970 and the Nationals will wear the uniforms of the 1970 Washington Senators and signed uniform items from both teams will be sold for the O’s Foundation. Autographed and game-worn hats and jerseys from both the O’s and Nationals, as well as helmets from the Orioles, will be auctioned off, along with autographed jerseys from players on the 1970 team.