Bidding begins tomorrow for the 2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Red Autograph 1/1 graded BGS 9. The card is being auctioned off by Huggins & Scott Auctions, and the starting price is $9,000.00.
The 2010 Bowman Strasburg Red 1/1 Autograph set eBay on fire when it was for sale in late June. Bidding got as high as $1 million before the card was pulled off eBay because the seller was concerned about the legitimacy of the staggering bids. Huggins and Scott were brought in to make sure a legit deal goes through:
"The (seller) contacted us over the weekend and he's decided to include it in our July auction," says Bill Huggins, of Huggins & Scott Auctions in Silver Spring, Md. "It has some significant value, 25K maybe $50,000."
The card was originally for sale un-graded on eBay, but has since been graded by BGS and received a grade of 9. Sub-grades were - Centering 9.5 - Edges 9 - Corners 8.5 - Surface 9 - Autograph Grade 10. Here is a small write-up about the card from Huggins & Scott's website:
'Claimed from a humble pack by our Florida consignor, the offered 2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg #1/1 Red Parallel Certified Autograph is perhaps the most coveted modern insert card ever produced. This example may look familiar to most as it was removed from a highly publicized internet auction and placed in our care. As the subject of numerous national news reports, blogs and message board discussions, the extreme scarcity of the Strasburg (1 of 1) parallels have transformed the modern baseball hobby.'
2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Red Autograph 1/1 BGS 9
Lot Number: 1A
Starting Bid: $9,000.00
Final Price: $17,000.00
Auction Ends: July 28, 2010