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.

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2014 BOWMAN PLATINUM STEPHEN STRASBURG #26
$1.25

STEPHEN STRASBURG BOWMAN & BOWMAN CHROME (2) RC 2010 #BDP1
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Stephen Strasburg 2014 Bowman Chrome Mini Refractor Nationals
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2011 Bowman #179 Stephen Strasburg - NM-MT
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2011 Bowman Chrome #159 Stephen Strasburg - NM-MT
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2014 BOWMAN PLATINUM STEPHEN STRASBURG WASHINGTON NATIONALS NRMT-MT HOT
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2010 Bowman Platinum ROOKIE Card Stephen Strasburg Nationals NR MT # 1
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2012 BOWMAN PLATINUM #80 STEPHEN STRASBURG MINT *814157
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2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Box 1 Hit Sano, Stephen Strasburg Rc Auto ???
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2008 Sweet Spot Black Ink Auto Stephen Strasburg Serial #179 260 Nice Card
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2012 Bryce Harper Auto'd&3 more Harpers,Tyler Moore&Stephen Strasburg
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2008 Sweet Spot Stephen Strasburg USA Rookie Auto 230!
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2010 bowman chrome, stephen strasburg auto RC
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2010 TOPPS CHROME STEPHEN STRASBURG ROOKIE RC AUTO #212 GRADED BGS 9 W 10 MINT!!
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Stephen Strasburg Signed Auto OML Baseball Washington Nationals MLB Hologram
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Stephen Strasburg Signed Auto 17x21 Propaganda Print Ironclad Hologram Nationals
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Brett is a former contributor to The Cardboard Connection.

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