Last Updated on 5/4/2006 by bidz

Trading card boo-boo sends price through the ceiling

This card costs ’cause you aren’t supposed to have it’ – MLB
Updated: May 2, 2006
By Darren Rovell

“Alex Gordon has yet to play a single game in the major leagues and yet his rookie card is the hottest in all of baseball, selling for as much as $2,550 in recent weeks.

Is Gordon the Kansas City Royals’ next great player? Could be. But that isn’t why his card, which is No. 297 in Topps’ 2006 set, is worth that kind of money.

The piece of cardboard is worth that much only because it never should have been produced in the first place.”

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