File this under, you are freaking insane. Recently a red boarder Bowman Bryce Harper autographed card sold on eBay for nearly $6000.
OK now I understand wanting Harper’s autograph, I have one on a bat <link>, but given how many Harper autographs are out there, the value is just going to be pounded into the ground like his recent stretch in double A. We have to have a reality check, why is it that a card with a red boarder is worth 50x more than a regular boarder card <link>,
Harper at 100 bucks is an investment, at 6000 bucks is completely overpriced and will only go down in value. You can make any argument you want about rarity or whatever the fact is a signature is a signature. There just is no way it’s worth 50x more. The hobby is friggin nuts!
Now throw on the fact that he hasn’t adjusted to double A life yet. Hitting just 0.208/0/2 for Harrisburg with a strikeout every 5 at bats. I’m just not sure that I’d be investing so much into him at this point. I mean wants to say that he won’t end up a Mark Reynolds? Hitting 40 homers and striking out 200 times. Striking out has always been a problem for him, now that he facing arguably the best pitching he has ever faced in his life he is having issues. He will push through, he will learn to hit but the rush to get him to the majors is going to hurt him long term.
I’m just saying I’m not paying 6K for anyone, let alone a 19 year old who can’t hit AA pitching. What do the readers think? How much is his autograph worth? Does parallel make a difference to you?