Posted: 2/21/2012 8:27:32 PM
Originally Posted by gmdewar
OP is a moron.
Your over-generalization of it being just "a piece of cardboard" is so utterly stupid. Picasso's million dollar paintings are just paint and paper too, right?
To compare cards of today vs ones of the 80s/90s is another retarded statement.
Lebron's cards are worth shitloads and have held their value quite well.
Obviously not an investment card and is being bid on by very, very rich collectors who don't need to worry about what it costs.
You dont know wtf you're talking about so go back to fighting for race equality on degenerate gambling message boards.
A Picasso is not a piece of paper and some paint. It is a skill that needs to be honed over several decades, and the work itself may take days, months or even years.
All you need for a sports card is a piece of cardboard, a picture of the player, a laser printer, some gloss, a swatch of a jersey (that laughably, is typically 'game-worn' as thought their sweat makes it valuable), and an autograph. Where's the talent there?
The autograph is confounding. An autograph means something if you sought it out and got it from a player. A purchased one means much less to the person, or at least it should because there is no connection. Yet, ultimately, because the card company certified it, sells for much more.
Your claim about Lebron is false. The highest bidding for a Lebron/Jordan!! Jersey card is below $2,000 and then you can't find another Lebron card for more than a few hundred in bidding. This is the best player in the NBA without question too.
Lin, who has been in league for three weeks has a card selling for a ridiculous $20,000. He is real and his skills are evident but even if he averaged a ridiculous 24/10 the rest of the season, that doesn't even remotely justify the price of this card.
The Holy Grail of Topps Cards, the '52 Mantle, sells for under $20,000 in excellent condition. Lin is going to stack up next to Mickey Mantle in terms of card collecting? Please. It's been three weeks. Talk to me in 25 years for an argument.
And I don't believe anyone would pay $20K for this if they didn't think it was an investment. You can buy his game-used jersey and get his autograph (and probably a picture with him too), for less than 1/10th of this price.
It is lunacy to bid this card up to this price. Absolute lunacy...