Stephen Strasburg is living up to the hype on the diamond and he might be exceeding it in the sports card hobby. Another one-of-a-kind baseball card of Washington Nationals phenom pitcher has been listed on eBay and the bids are flying off the charts for a new card. But with a latest flurry of activity overnight June 24 into June 25 and the latest top bid reaching the $1 million mark, experts believe many of the recent bids are bogus.
At this writing there have been 201 bids with the current high bid at $999,999 mark. The current high bidder seems to be legitimate with 1734 positive feedback from auctions has been bidding since the early stages but one can’t help but wonder if many of the recent bids are fake by people who have no intention of ever puchasing the card..
Initially posted with a Buy It Now price of $50,000, the 2010 Bowman Strasburg Red autograph card (a 1-of-1 card featuring the red border) — is sitting at $110,300 after 154 bids as June 23. The card was purchased by a collector in Melbourne, Fla. Bidders have until June 28 to get their bids in on the highly coveted card.
It was a few short weeks ago that a Topps SuperFractor shocked hobbyists and garnered national attention in the mainstream media around the country when a price of $16,403 was realized. That same SuperFractor is now up for bids on eBay again, with the auction ending the same day as the autographed card, June 28. The SuperFractor card has been bid up to $22,422 after 59 bids.
The SuperFractor, which sold for $16,500 just over a month ago, had previously been listed on eBay with a $20,000 Buy It Now price tag but it did not sell at that price in mid-May. The SuperFractor sale set a record for that type of card.
In Strasburg’s first four outings in the majors, he’s gone 25 1/3 innings with 41 strikeouts, five walks, and just five earned runs allowed.
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