Last night a baseball card sold on eBay for the insane price of $2,276.06. The card was of a current New York Met and was not a SuperFractor, Autograph, Game-Used, or even low serial-numbered by 2008’s standards. The card was a Jose Reyes 2001 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor #’d to 99. It was however given a 10 “Pristine” grading by Beckett and it was of a player with immense potential.
Still, I just don’t see what the big deal is. He has hit .300 just once in three full seasons, never had 200 hits, and has shown very little power. Meanwhile, a guy like Hanley Ramirez had 29 home runs, 51 stolen bases, 212 hits, and a .332 average in 2007 and he barely gets any love, even in his hometown! I think I’ll save my money and get me a copy of Hanley’s 2003 Bowman Chrome Refractor autograph for under $400!