First, it was Stephen Strasburg. Now, it's Bryce Harper.
The season began with a bang as a one-of-a-kind Strasburg SuperFractor baseball card from 2010 Bowman sold for big bucks, and the season is winding down with another big sale.
This time, the Harper SuperFractor card -- the only copy made -- from the overwhelmingly popular prospecting line was the big deal. It recently sold for $12,500 on eBay.
Neither card is autographed, and the Harper sale is second only to the $21,403 paid for the Strasburg card when it sold for a second time earlier this year. (The Strasburg card set a record for a SuperFractor sale when it originally sold for $16,403.)
While the Strasburg card was a media event in and of itself as the pitcher was on the cusp of making his big league debut, the Harper card wasn't such an attention-getter. In fact, the card languished on eBay going unsold four times before investment banker Aaron Marcus of Long Island, N.Y., pounced.
"I am not going to sell the card, as I want it for my personal collection," Marcus said. "I might consider selling some of the other Bryces that I own someday, though."