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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!