Have we learned nothing…

Collectors are great people, that is for sure, but we aren’t always the most rational. Let me present exhibit A:
puig
This card, a regular base card, is on fire!

Breakers that recap on youtube include it as a hit, it’s driving up prices of boxes as some shops and the card is selling for around $10 on ebay!

Excitement is what drives our world, so ultimately each next big rookie is a good thing but come one.

Let me run a few names by everyone:
Kevin Maas
Jerome Walton
Gregg Jefferies
Dice-K
Phil Plantier
Joba Chamberlin

…it goes on and on…

Even the guys that hit, their stuff rarely hangs as high as the first push of their first cardboard.

I still can’t get his name right…

-K-

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6 responses to “Have we learned nothing…

  1. pweeeg! yeah i hear ya… driving up the prices they are…

  2. It’s a $10 card and most complete HC sets on eBay are only going for $25-$30, so it’s not like it’s some kind of strange situation where no one can afford Ginter because of Puig-mania.

    Watch out when his Topps / Bowman autograph cards come out…

    He still has time on his side to do better than most rookie one-year wonders. – so far he’s lived up to the hype.

  3. I love it. People are dropping $10 for this card? For that price I can buy all of these rookie cards of HOFers off of COMC and still have 28¢ left over:
    1988 Fleer Update #122 Roberto Alomar XRC $.48
    1987 Donruss #492 Barry Larkin RC $.64
    1985 Topps #536 Kirby Puckett RC $2.25
    1983 Donruss #598 Tony Gwynn RC $3.60
    1983 Fleer #179 Wade Boggs RC $2.75

  4. Buy on the rumor, sell on the news. Wall Street Adage. I guess it could apply here.

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