It might be the ultimate prospector’s purchase.
Before he had even thrown a pitch, Stephen Strasburg’s first 1-1 rookie card was the subject of an online bidding war.
After reading about the 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor on Yahoo Sports, the former collector decided he missed the thrill of a rare rookie card and called up the owner to get pre-approved for bidding.
Power told Beckett Media that he was willing to go only so high, but was pleasantly surprised when the auction closed at less than $17,000.
The auction put some nice coin in the bank for the Virginia-based seller, but until now the buyer’s identity hasn’t been revealed. Here’s the interview.