Look, I think we all know that a rare, high-quality rookie card can be a valuable thing, but I think if you’re anything like me you assumed it would have to be one for a long-dead baseball legend like Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb.
Not so much! And now might be the time to start collecting those Topps packs again, because a Mike Trout rookie card just sold for $900,000 at auction, according to an article by Chris Bengel. Yes, you read that right. A card for a still-active player in his prime sold for nearly one million dollars.
BRB need to go order some baseball cards.
- Okay, so breaking into ballparks is a bad idea, but in this story by Hector Diaz about a young man breaking into a Diamondbacks affiliate’s stadium, it’s actually kind of charming, too.
- Andy McCullough and Marc Carig tell us that exposure and infection are inevitable to baseball. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- The Minnesota Twins will continue to pay employees their full salaries and benefits through the end of June, according to Ken Rosenthal.
- Could the coronavirus impact MLB expansion plans? Mike Axisa looks at the possibility.
- Cody Stavenhagen looks at the mixed blessing a curse of inheriting the memorabilia of a famed player. (The Athletic subscription required.)
- The Oakland A’s have reportedly missed a rent payment, story by David Debolt.
- The Tampa Bay Rays may soon open Tropicana Field for player workouts.
- Trevor Bauer’s most recent YouTube video sees him squaring off against Miguel Cabrera.
- Um, apparently the Cleveland Indians hid photos of Nic Cage in a bunch of their 2019 lineups? (full res, inside the sunflower tattoo.)
Just want to let you know that we hid Nicolas Cage in (39) of our lineup graphics last year.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 20, 2020
We snuck it by you! You didn't even notice!
It's our greatest treasure.
Go on a scavenger hunt if you please. We will send master hunters a letter of congratulations. pic.twitter.com/4qq3BnSxBK
And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.