How is this card worth about $2000?
I am so sick and tired of seeing what I consider to be at most a $100 card bid it up to $2000. Are people so stupid to think that this card will hold value at $2K? The only thing I can think of is that it’s people that don’t understand the card industry and how it works. I could see if this was a 1 of 10 or less, but there are 98 other cards like this in the world.
It’s like Hideo Nomo cards, they should be worth hardly anything, but because of his extreme popularity in Asia, his more rare cards spiral out of control price wise. I looked at other cards of his coming out of the set. His jersey card is going for $750, his autograph only cards are close to $1000, heck even the base card is worth close to $100. When is the last base card that you saw worth that kind of money made since 2000. There aren’t many.
This kind of crazy bidding drives me crazy. It’s so hard to get psyched about a product / card / set that is going to be out of the price range of 99% of card collectors. This is the kind of thing that could have brought new people into the hobby (maybe it already has) but I for one get really turned off by this sort of thing. What does everyone else think? Am I alone in feeling this way?