The following Stephen Strasburg rookie autograph sold for $300 on ebay last night http://cgi.ebay.com/STEPHEN-STRASBURG-2010-BOWMAN-AUTO-BP1-AUTOGRAPH-RC-/160435341218?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Baseball&hash=item255ab107a2
Lou Gehrig was one of the greatest players of all-time and is in the Hall of Fame. Stephen Strasburg has pitched extremely well in the minors but has no Major League experience. How is any Stephen Strasburg card more valuable than any Lou Gehrig? Even if the market is flooded with Lou Gehrig cards what sense does it make when Strasburg has no experience in the Majors? How many championships was Strasburg a part of?
Everyone is gambling that Strasburg will be a major star and hopefully he will be but will he ever match the greatness of Lou Gehrig? How many potential stars actually become stars? Alex Gordon, J.D. Drew, Jay Bruce and many more have been golden boys that become good players but never great players. How many people lost money gambling on those players and many more?
Somewhere along the line we've lost our sense of what is important with baseball cards. It should be about being a fan and pleasure and our favorite players and not who will eventually make the most money for the buyer.