> Priest_of_Gaming wrote:
>> Sports memorabilia isn't crap compared to what it used
> to be. The
>> boom of the internet really revealed how much of the
> stuff is out
>> there. Plus, no on gives a crap about a player anymore
> 2 months after
>> they quit playing, are injured, etc etc. I would sell
> it before its
>> worth $10.
>> I had some Jerry Stackhouse rookie cards autographed
> by him. He was
>> labeled "the next Jordan." They were worth a lot when
> I was a kid
>> in the same year I had him sign them. Then in the late
> 90's when
>> I looked them up again they were worth nothing, just
> a few years after
>> I had him sign the cards, and they are still worth nothing.
> He was
>> never the "next Jordan." I should have sold them when
> they were worth
>> a few hundred bucks now they are literally worth $5....which
> is less
>> than the actual cards cost me at the time.
> To compare Jerry Stackhouse with Stan Musial is laughable
> at best Priest. Musial was a 24x MLB All-Star, 7x NL Batting
> Champion, 3x NL MVP, 3x World Series Champion, and on the
> MLB All-Century Team. Jerry Stackhouse is what.....a one
> time All-Star and player of the year his Senior year at
> North Carolina? I understand what you are saying, but to
> make that as your example is ridiculous to be brutally honest.
I wasn't comparing the two at all. I was giving an example of an experience I had with some sports memorabilia.
Why was it ridiculous? The point was that the cards were worth $200 a piece shortly after they were signed because he was projected to be a great player. Within a year they realized he sucked and they were worthless. It has nothing to do with comparing the two's achievements.