Monday, April 28, 2008

Inverse Relationship: Increasing Hat Size, Decreasing Worth

It's now official: there's an inverse relationship between ballers 'roiding out of their minds and the happy-go-lucky fans and speculators who gobbled up all of their merchandise.

In an article in the Sunday New York Times, values for memorabilia for players linked to PED's has declined. Noooo! Looks like I won't be able to retire to FL after all.

Growing up in FL, you chased Mark McGwire and all your other "heroes" looking for autographs. Collecting cards, subscribing to Becketts, charting the value of your collection, thinking one day that collection accumulating dust in the attic would be worth something. Not anymore, or like the current state of the housing market, a house is still worth something, just not as much as it was last year. Just like Bar-roid Bods rookie card is worth something, just not as much as it was pre 1998.

MLB, you did it again - ruining my plan to retire early to a nice life in the FL Keys...thanks for nothing, MLB.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you think real estate is still worth something in Florida I'll sell you a sweet condo and throw in all my baseball cards for free.