Author: Todd Uncommon
Yeah, I know. It’s been since the end of April, whether it’s Mario, Matt, or me posting on Wax Heaven. What can we say? At least we’re still here.
Although my team’s not doing very well at it this year, I still am enjoying being part of A Cardboard Problem‘s hobby blogger fantasy baseball league on Yahoo. I just so happen to have Steepin Strapsborg on my roster. Like a dork, I drafted the guy at the beginning of the season, and held him on my bench until the beginning of June. At least I remembered to start him when the time came.
As it happens, I was making an early morning (Pacific Time) visit to my team page (Victorious Secret) today. Beside each player’s name is a folder icon, which sometimes has that little new-folder-bling version, meaning there’s recent news from the fantasy rumor aggregation mill. Today, the updated news item about Strasburg included a tidbit about the Bowman Red Auto 1/1. It looked a little something like this:
Sooprise, sooprise, sooprise. Hot on the heels of an announcement that the 2010 edition of Strapsborg-a-thon might stop before the end of the season, now seems to be the time to sell one of the new important cards of the hobby. It’s hard for me not to smirk and be cynical about the auction, but at least you get the biggest images yet of the (curved) grading (just like middle school geometry, but with more money involved) that this specimen received from Beckett. Its important-ness must have counted for 1.5 points of the total grade, at least.
Is this a sign of Strapsborgianism cooling off? Is now the time to get in, or to get out?