Friday, May 1, 2009

Have Steroids Affected The Baseball Card Market?

A Barry Bonds 1986 Fleer Buyback Auto numbered to 73 sold for $500 this month.

A 2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Signature Roger Clemens Decades autograph number to 10 sold for 199.95 this month.

An Alex Rodriguez 1998 Donruss Signature Preview autograph numbered to 23 sold for a whopping $923.13 this month.

All 3 cards sold on Ebay.

To me this says that the steroid situation in baseball has had little or no affect on the baseball card market. Fans stay loyal and will come up with excuses for the plays they love and root for and they will pay high sums of money for their cards especially if the cards are high end.

I understand fans wanting to be loyal but at some point you have to draw the line. ARod has admitted steroid use and Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will have their day in court.

If all are found to be guilty then fans need to reject them for cheating. Steroids are an illegal substance and therefore anyone using it is doing something that is illegal and cheating which is unfair.

If Pete Rose doesn't get into the Hall of Fame then neither should Bonds, Clemens or ARod.

Wake up sports cards fans!

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