Calm down, Reds Fan

9 04 2008

Yes, I am talking to you. I am as excited as anyone else over this new pitching phenom but before you go out and spend a small fortune on his rookie card, remember one thing: he’s only pitched in two games. Sure, he’s been close to perfect but let’s not forget he’s got many more starts to come and there have been other rookies who have fooled us.

Johnny Cueto cards are littering eBay at an amazing rate but the current top dog is a 2007 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor #’d 1/5. I would say that’s as good as a rookie card as you can own not counting printing plates and the SuperFractor which is probably still sitting in a pack somewhere. What can you buy for $1,200? Well, for one you can get an entire case of ’07 Bowman Chrome with the possibility of many Cueto’s including some nice parallel versions not to mention Joba, Fmart, and many other valuable autographs. I’d rather take my chance with that and pull some great cards than to pay that much for a guy that could turn out to be the Dominican Todd Van Poppel.

Fool me once…


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9 04 2008
Joe

A pox upon you! How dare you even associate the name of that lazy Texan to our Savior! As for the SuperFractor, it was won for 78 dollars last December just before Christmas. Let’s see Van Poople reach ten dollars.

9 04 2008
Dave

Is that Johnny Cueto’s facsimile “autograph” on the card? I guess he never learned cursive writing…

9 04 2008
Mario A.

Dave, it’s better than this!

9 04 2008
morineko

Hey, I saw (in person) Van Poppel pitch a pretty darn good start against the Twins back in ’93. You have to remember in regards to Cueto that small sample sizes disguise a lot of stuff. After all, Jeff Suppan isn’t performing like a league-average innings eater yet either and who would dispute that he is one?

I fail at rookie hype.

9 04 2008
JT

I heard they are already carving Cueto’s Hall of Fame plaque in Cooperstown.

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