WASHINGTON - JUNE 23: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Kansas City Royals at Nationals Park on June 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Stephen Strasburg: Unhittable. Unshakable. Recession-proof?
"Certainly the whole key on this is timing," Huggins said. "You want to sell it when it's still as hot as it is."
As long as Strasburg continues posting gaudy strikeout numbers and reaches 100 mph on the radar gun, Huggins will be a happy man. We assume the card owner will be, too. But if Strasburg hits a cold streak in his next couple of starts, there could be trouble in cardboard paradise.
"In my business, no one would love to see him succeed more than me," Huggins said.
So why did the owner pull the card off eBay? Huggins didn't know the whole story, but he said that once bidding was restricted to pre-approved eBay shoppers only, the winning bids started to decrease. And no one wants their prized possession to go down in value. So that may be why the bidder pulled it off the market.