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Rare Rookie Card Up for Grabs

A rare Stephen Strasburg baseball card is hitting the auction block again



    Rare Rookie Card Up for Grabs
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    Stephen Strasburg.

    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.