It’s official: the Strasburg madness has reached new heights.
As if the card being auctioned off on eBay for $100,000 wasn’t enough, now, it’s being auctioned for – dare I say it -$999,700.00! Forget that down payment on a house! For that money you can BUY a house in full! Sometimes more than one depending on the neighborhood!
Some people simply seem to have all the money…
There are so many things that one can do with even a 10th of that!
On a slightly related note, sports cards do have an element of childishness. For someone to cough up that kind of money rather than spend it on more important things shows a REAL element of immaturity in my opinion. Here’s a comic to illustrate that (click on image for larger version):
I recently visited eBay, browsing around for sports cards and leaving feedback on items I had purchased. On the related items, I noticed variations of Stephen Strasburg’s rookie cards that were going for obscene amounts:
The $21,000 card was previously bought for $16,403 from a 37 year old Michigan accountant, married only for 7 months. That’s the equivalent of at least half of a down payment on a house! In any case, here’s the YouTube video of the ESPN buyer:
Personally, I’ve collected sports cards for years ranging all sports, dates and conditions. I even own a “normal” Stephen Strasburg rookie. But in this economy, who in ones right mind would be willing to spend over $21,000 for a card, let alone $100,000? To say that I am disgusted in the very least would be a gross understatement.
Think of all the mouths in India that that money can feed! $100,000 is the equivalent of 2+ years pay for the average worker! Ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!