The hype machine that is Stephen Strasburg keeps rolling along. Sales of his 2010 Bowman Rookie Cards have been a shot in the arm to the hobby and his most desirable card to date is currently on eBay. The 1/1 un-autographed Superfractor that sold for $16,403.00 grabbed headlines. Now his 2010 Bowman Red Autograph Parallel 1/1 might break the bank.
list of trading cards that sold for over $1,000.00 on eBay. Everyday there would be more cards to add to the list. It is somewhat rare for a card to sell for over $10,000.00 though. Those auctions are usually for vintage cards featuring a Hall-of-Famer or a high end autographed/game-used card of a modern day icon like, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, or Michael Jordan. So far, Strasburg has lived up to the hype and anyone involved in the trading card business has got to hope he keeps pitching great.
2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Red Autograph 1/1 AUTO
Current Price: $30,126.00
Final Price: ???????
Please Note: Card taken off eBay. - Maybe a side deal was made - too bad we didn't get a final price on this one. But chances are, we'll see this card at auction again in the future.
Update: The card was sold through Huggins and Scott Auction house. Here is a writeup about the sale.