Although the timing of his purchase couldn’t have been more flawed, it didn’t stop him from pulling the trigger on the deal. An unidentified buyer of a 2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg 1-of-1 red auto is now hoping that the inflamation in the pitching shoulder of pheom Stephen Strasburg will quickly subside and he can get back to dominating hitters. Strasburg was placed on the 15-day Disabled List almost simultaneously to the conclusion of the sale of the card. The injury didn’t deter the buyer from shelling out $17,000 in a Huggins & Scott auction that ended late July 28.
The highly sought after card was pulled from an unopened pack by a Florida collector earlier this summer. The card was listed on eBay shortly after and reached nearly $1 million in bogus bids before being pulled from the popular auction site.. The seller then traveled to Maryland to turn the card over to Huggins & Scott, which included a special flyer featuring the card in its already-printed catalog.
Strasburg, who rocketed through the minor leagues this spring before making an impressive big league debut, was placed on the disabled list July 2 with an inflammation in his pitching shoulder. Strasburg opened his career with a 5-2 record with a 2.32 ERA before the injury. The injury was divulged the day before the auction closed.
Ten bids were placed on the card and so far, the buyer has elected to remain annonymous.
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