Thursday, October 7, 2010

Respect is Due

It's not that it took tonight's events to come to this conclusion, but it's completely obvious that Roy Halladay is one of the best pitchers in baseball. He's been doing it for a long time. What I don't really understand is why he is so undervalued. I have come across a number of bloggers who collect him, but you can pick up almost any old card that isn't either from his rookie year or some sort of fancy relic card for pocket change. Just think for a brief moment how many collectable pieces of Roy Halladay's career could be bought for price of just one shiny Stephen Strasburg card. Sure, he'll get a bit of a bump for making playoff history, but I don't expect it will be difficult to obtain most of his base cards for a meager amount of pennies.

It's not just Roy, though. Great starting pitchers, let alone good ones, are criminally undervalued when compared to some of their hitting colleagues. I'm quite certain that you could fill up an 800 ct. box of decent cards of Hall of Fame and future HOF pitchers for considerably less than the cost of your average blaster, and I find that quite ridiculous.

Oh, and the Reds? Couldn't have happened to a finer team.

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