Tonight Stephan Strasburg is set to make his return to the big league mound. For those that don’t know who he is, Stephen was drafted in the first round 2 years ago. He played for the Nationals and saw some success in his first season before being sidelined by injury. You may have seen a few of his cards selling on ebay about a year ago. I think he had a card in 2010 Bowman and maybe a few others. One of them sold for like 20 grand or something, but it didn’t get much coverage.
Satire by the way.
Seriously though, I hate when people can’t separate their dislike of the hype and price inflation of his cards (that is our fault as collectors by the way) from the guy himself. I was disappointed when people seemed happy when he was hurt because it somehow made them feel like they were right for not buying into his hype. I was bummed when he was hurt. Watching him pitch was a blast. During his first outing I kept pausing and rewinding each pitch. In a word he was absurd.
For the record I hope he tears it up. As a baseball fan I would love to see him come back and dominate. It will also be interesting to see what happens to his cards value wise if he starts killin’ it again.