Are Stephen Strasburg baseball cards as hot as they will ever get. The rookie Washington Nationals pitcher is quickly becoming the force in the baseball card collecting world. But is Stephen Strasburg at his peak already? Can he live up to the hype that will accompany him for the next several years as he breaks in the Major League Baseball scene? These are questions that are tough to answer this early on during his career.
Stephen Strasburg for the moment has set the sports card industry on fire. A Stephen Strasburg rookie card will cost you a mint right now. That’s because the speculation surrounding his potential is off the charts. So off the charts that it’s suprising many of these sports card analysts don’t refer to him as the second coming.
Sports Collectors Daily reports that unsigned Stephen Strasburg baseball cards have been selling for $300-$400 dollars on EBAY. Topps even has a special deal, according to the report, that Strasburg will add his own signature to the item for a whopping low price of $350. Is that a smart investment or would that be very risky considering the jury is still out on multiple questions concerning what might actually happen in comparison to what is going to actually happen.
Strasburg is garnering about as much hype as LeBron James gathered on ESPN in his early stages of his career. If Strasburg starts to prove he is human and gives up a few runs, sports card collectors could be in for bitter disappointment concerning the fate of the value of his rookie cards. If Strasburg, and I don’t wish injury on anyone, would somehow get injured like pitchers often do then what becomes of the value of these sports cards.
The point I am trying to make is that there is no such thing as a “can’t miss” in baseball. Stephen Strasburg expectations are so high that it might be hard for him to ever live up to it-even if he has a rock solid career in the mold of a Roger Clemens. So investors will have to take the approach of buying into the hype on the short term and pondering if they should depart with those baseball cards within a relatively short time span. It seems as if it is inevitable that even Stephen Strasburg will eventually become a mere mortal baseball player. He’ll still throw fire on the mound but Major League Baseball players will eventually catch up to at least some degree. What happens then to this memorabilia that was purchased in the year of his hype? It’s interesting to see the baseball speculation and the potential without regard for the possible failure of such a young kid.