Thursday, January 23, 2014

Are Baseball Card Collectors Crazy????!!!!!

While browsing for some parallel autos of the game's top prospects, it hit me...

Don't get me wrong, I love prospecting.  But there is no way I am going to pay over $500 for an autograph of a player who has yet to make the major leagues (even if there is only 50 copies of it in the world)
 Austin Meadows was selected 9th overall in the 2013 draft and did exceptionally well in his first taste of proball.  He's currently the 9th best outfield prospect in the game according to  He has a very legible signature and there's only 50 copies of the gold refractor in the world.  He may go on to have a Hall of Fame career and one day be immortalized with a bronze statue outside PNC Park.


What has happened is that I can go ahead and add one of the most iconic baseball player's rookie cards in excellent condition for the same price.

If you had an extra $500, which would you prefer?

One of my 2014 collecting goals was to get gold refractor autos for Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Austin Meadows, and Gerrit Cole.  I'm giving up on that.  Mark me down for a fail right now!


  1. I'd go with the Clemente RC for sure!

  2. Prospectors are the idiots of the hobby. They're all foolish enough to think they're "investing" like this is Wall Street or something. Every prospect is the next Mike Trout in their eyes.

  3. Go for the Clemente. Aside from it being the rookie card of the most recognizable player in Pirates history, it’s a high number… rare in its own right.