Autographed Game Used Team USA New Era Hat
Auction Date: June 10 – June 17, 2010
eBay Seller: Blowout Cards
Final Price: $818.00
Hat Size: 7 3/4
Leading sports trading card distributor, Blowout Cards, offered up one of the most unique Stephen Strasburg items on eBay to date, a game used Team USA Baseball New Era Cap. The hat was worn by Strasburg on June 27, 2008 during a Team USA game against China.
We’ve seen several top Stephen Strasburg items for sale during the last month, specifically cards from the 2010 Bowman Baseball set that have heated up eBay. Here are several reported sales of Strasburg Rookie Cards:
- 2010 Bowman Chrome Stephen Strasburg Superfractor Sold For $16,403
- 2010 Bowman Prospects Blue #BP1b Autograph /250 ~ $480.00
- 2010 Bowman Prospects Printing Plate Black #BP1a 1/1 ~ $332.99
- 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Gold Refractors #BCP1 /50 ~ $510.00
You won’t have to worry about the authenticity of this hat, because it comes with an authentication hologram sticker that can be tracked on the MLB Authentication official website. In addition, Blowout Cards has a solid track record in the hobby as well as numerous positive transactions on eBay.
Major League Baseball launched the Authentication Program in 2001 and uses a third party authenticator at each and every game, who witnesses all items that received a signature or that were removed from the field. Every item, once witnessed, receives a sequentially numbered hologram to easily identify its authenticity. Over 3,000,000 items have been authenticated since 2001.
- Stephen Strasburg Hologram Number: LH033066
According to the USA Baseball website, Stephen Strasburg did not pitch in the game against China-Taipei on June 27. That does take a little bit of the shine off the item, but it’s still a very cool collectible nonetheless.
Stephen Strasburg’s New Era Cap size is 7 3/4 (62 CM). That is a large head, as New Era usually stops production at size 8, just one size up from what Strasburg wears.