Over 10,000 Watch Strasburg Superfractor Auction Come To A Close

Over 10,000 Watch Strasburg Superfractor Auction Come To A Close

The story of the card seen round the world finally came to end several days ago on eBay. The final closing price of the 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Superfractor Stephen Strasburg ended up reaching $16,403, in the process turning a baseball card into a cultural phenomem and quite possibly ushering in a new era for baseball cards.

$16,403 will be the immortal number most associated with Strasburg Superfractor. But, perhaps the number that tells an even more intriguing story is the number of people who watched the story unfold, 10,740! A number that is not only unprecidented for a baseball card auction, but for any auction period. 

When the auction begin a little over 11 days ago, it was a hobby story. As the clocked ticked down and the bids boosted the auction action, the simple story of a great American baseball card captured the imagination of a world. It had all the ingredients of a great story, drama, intrigue, hope, fear, consequence, and a cardboard protagonist.

For 10 days in the month of May, a world tuned in to see how much a single piece of rectangular piece of cardboard could be worth. Though the auction finished without the last second bidding frenzy synonymous with eBay card auctions, watchers walked away knowing one thing, sports cards are not only worth more than the cardboard they are printed on, they can hang with heavy hitting finite committees such as jewelry, gold, and stock.

As time erodes, the story of the Strasburg Superfractor will either be remembered or forgotten. Is it the first chapter in the book of the great baseball card comeback? Or was it merely the last paragraph in a short story? As an optimist, I would like to believe that the story has just begun, that 10 years from now sports cards will have a fan base as large and diverse as the cards themselves.

Top eBay Listings




STEPHEN STRASBURG 2010 BOWMAN PLATINUM RC GREEN AUTO 4 COLOR PATCH # 199 BGS 9.5
$239.00

2010 Bowman Expectations #BE5 Tim Lincecum Stephen Strasburg
$8.00

2010 Bowman Chrome Stephen Strasburg RC
$0.99

2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg rookie card #BP1 Black border Washington Nationals
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2016 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Card NATIONALS
$0.01

2012 Bowman Chrome #154 Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals
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2010 Bowman Platinum Stephen Strasburg Nationals Autograph Jersey Card 97 240
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2010 Bowman Platinum Stephen Strasburg Washingto Nationals Autograph Rookie Card
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Top eBay Listings




STEPHEN STRASBURG 2010 BOWMAN PLATINUM RC GREEN AUTO 4 COLOR PATCH # 199 BGS 9.5
$239.00

Stephen Strasburg Signed SDSU Aztecs Full Baseball Game Ticket PSA DNA 2009 Auto
$299.99

Stephen Strasburg Signed SDSU Aztecs Full Game Ticket PSA DNA Auto 2009 National
$299.99

BGS 9.5 2010 Topps Tribute DUAL RELIC AUTO BLUE Stephen Strasburg RC #d 43 75
$199.99

2008 upper deck sp Stephen Strasburg auto patch 105 Rc Low Start No Reserve
$50.00

Stephen Strasburg 2010 Bowman Sterling RC Autograph Auto #1 - NATIONALS
$119.99

2010 Bowman Platinum Stephen Strasburg Auto Patch Rookie PAR-SS 42 199
$149.99

2010 Bowman Platinum Stephen Strasburg Jason Heyward Dual Auto Relic Refractor
$149.99



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Brett is a former contributor to The Cardboard Connection.

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