Friday, July 23, 2010,12:40 p.m.CSNwashington.comInvesting In StrasburgThe Nationals made a huge investment in starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg last August and so far, the results have exceeded expectations. Now that hes in the majors, Strasburg memorabilia has now become a story.Bidding for a Strasburg limited edition rookie card is already up to 11,000, according to Daily Finance. It is expected to fetch as much as 40,000.But the report suggests the rookie card isnt a sound investment.The biggest reason that the Strasburg rookie is unlikely to hold its value can be summed up in one word: demographics, the report said. While baseball remains popular, few young people collect baseball cards the way that their parents did. When the probably middle-aged collector who ends up winning the Strasburg card passes on and his heirs look to find a buyer, they may well find that none exists.Didier, The PoliticianFormer Redskins tight end Clint Didier is running for U.S. Senate in his home state of Washington and the Republican who is backed by the tea party movement is labeled as a long shot to win, he is generating media attention with his smaller operation that he runs out of his farmhouse.Writes the Seattle Times: Didiers blunt, angry rhetoric has been a hit with conservative activists at the core of the tea-party movement. He has won the endorsements of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. He drew boisterous cheers at the state Republican Party convention in June, with a speech that quoted George Washington, Charlton Heston and the movie Braveheart.Didier is now 51 years old and won two Super Bowls with the Redskins.
A 40,000 Rookie Card?
July 23, 2010, 4:40 pm