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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2012 Bowman Veterans & RC base card YOU PICK CHOOSE Complete your set!
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2010 Bowman Chrome #205B Stephen Strasburg RC Rookie Autograph BGS 9 NATIONALS
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Top eBay Listings

2010 TOPPS MILLION CARD GIVEAWAY STEPHEN STRASBURG AUTO AUTOGRAPH RC #d 275 299
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Stephen Strasburg 2010 Bowman Sterling Auto Refractor ser# 036 199 BGS 9.5
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STEPHEN STRASBURG 2009 UPPER DECK NATIONAL TEAM JERSEY AUTO 225 TEAM USA
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2010 Topps RC Stephen Strasburg Million Card Giveaway BGS 9.5 W 10 Auto 199 299
$349.99

BGS 10 *10* AUTO STEPHEN STRASBURG 2011 FINEST RC AUTO JERSEY 1 1 SUPERFRACTOR !
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2016 National Treasures Stephen Strasburg Dual Jersey Auto #5 5! SSP Cy Young?
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Stephen Strasburg Rookie Lot 2010 Topps & Bowman Chrome, Platinum, Best Non Auto
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2017 Topps Museum Stephen Strasburg Game Worn Relic 331 Non Auto NLDS SP
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Brett is a former contributor to The Cardboard Connection.


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