Stephen Strasburg’s rare autographed 2010 Bowman Prospects rookie card goes on the auction block with a starting bid of $9,000.
The anonymous owner tried to sell the card on eBay in June, but that auction ended when outrageous bids exceeding $900,000 could not be verified. The owner pulled it from eBay and re-listed it -- only to see it reach a ridiculous $500,000 quickly.
It was pulled again.
Bidding begins Wednesday at noon, and lasts for two weeks.
Pulled from a pack of Bowman Trading Cards, Beckett Grading Service has graded the card as a Mint-9 out of a possible 10, and the autograph was rated 10.
In his 7 starts, the National’s ace has struck out 61 hitters in 42 innings. He has won 3 of his 5 decisions, with a 2.32 ERA. Strasburg struck out 14 Pittsburgh Pirates in his debut.