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Strasburg SuperFractor owner tries for “Hail Mary” in wake of Red 1/1 auction by Chris Olds

Update: The reserve has been met, so the card will likely sell a second time unless he cancels the auction.

Robert J. Power, the owner of the Stephen Strasburg SuperFractor from 2010 Bowman, confirmed to Beckett Media on Tuesday morning that it is, indeed, his card and his auction legitimately on eBay.

While it may appear that he’s working on a quick flip of the card that has gotten him national attention, including an interview on ESPN’s “First Take,” Power said his intention wasn’t that at all. He said the attention that the Strasburg 1/1 Red autograph auction is getting (after 103 bids, it’s presently at $36,100)  prompted his decision.

“That is my auction,” he said Tuesday of the SuperFractor offering. “I saw what the Red auto 1/1 is going for, so I thought I’d throw up a Hail Mary.

“My reserve price most likely won’t be met,  so it won’t sell.  I am actually hoping to keep the card, it will be worth more in the future, but $35,000 for the Red Auto kind of blew me away.”

The SuperFractor sat at $15,800 after 41 bids Tuesday morning.

It’s worth noting that the Red auction does not require pre-approved bidders, which, in the case of a high-profile card such as this, can  increase the likelihood of a non-sale.

Strasburg’s next start is Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals (29-42).

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


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Pingback by Anonymous

this guy is a tool. don’t go away mad, just go away

Comment by President Obama

it will be worth more in the future?? right..

Comment by The N Word

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the fact this card got a 9.5 from beckett is acomplete joke. i hope beckett has the guts to post my opinion. they have no legitimacy or respect from the card collectors anymore. pathetic. this guy who bought the card isnt evena collector, he just saw a opportunity to make some money. he is scum like beckett. lets see if this comment even gets posted.

Comment by mike

Congrats! Meanwhile I am $200.000 In debt from law school living with my parents and trying to get a job to serve the greater good… People are struggling. Please do some good. Peace and luv, Shannon

Comment by Shannon

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