Stephen Strasburg is the hottest card since 2001 when Albert Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki were on everyone's mind. Strasburg has had a bit of a rough time lately, though.
Last night, he left his start in the fifth inning when he threw a 90 mile per hour changeup to Domonic Brown. He winced, grabbed his arm and the Nationals quickly took him out of the game.
If Strasburg ends up on the disabled list again this season - because he was already there once - he should be shut down for the rest of the year. Topps has invested a lot of money on this pitcher. They have signed him to an exclusive and have probably given him plenty of money to sign all the autographs that he has done.
If Strasburg is injured seriously and is shut down the rest of the year, how is the value of his cards going to change?