Football and baseball are very different games on a lot of ways. ONe way that is of the utmost importance to collectors is the speed in wich players are expected to make an impact in the pros.
Right out of the gate a football player needs to make an impact. The learning curve is sharp and tight. If you aren’t a star after a season or maybe two, you probably aint gonna be a star. Sure there are exceptions to the rule…
But most guys either hit or fade pretty quickly.
Football is a game of instant gratification.
Baseball on the other hand is a game that takes it’s …………….. time.
Guys get drafted and spend years in the minors.
Granted he took a little longer than most but you get my point.
The problem is collectors want baseball prospects to be football rookies. They want a return immediately.
We line up for EEE and Bowman Chrome autos of kids straight ut the draft. If they don’t hit a HR in their first at bat and keep pace we get frustrated with them.
Patience is what we need.
Sit back and crack open a box of DPP and then set the cards aside, have a beer, live a few years and check back and see who is hitting big.
All that said i hope the vikings take Geno Smith and he goes all Andrew Luck next season…