While there has been several celebrities who have died and had certified autographs of theirs end up on eBay within hours, the exploitation of Nick Adenhart’s death that we are witnessing on eBay is nothing short of disgraceful.
The moment I found out about the Angels pitcher’s death, I went on eBay and found just two cards listed at more than $30 dollars. Less than 24 hours later, there is more than 1,500 listings with several low-numbered and “1 of 1″ cards popping up left and right.
What’s even worse is the “fans” who have unloaded all their in-person autographs trying to make a quick buck. So this is how collectors repay Nick’s generosity? By unloading everything you own to make some quick cash? Check out this collector who unloaded his prospect stash just in time to make $2,000 dollars.
If you are a true Angels and/or Adenhart fan, obviously right now is not the time to buy unless you have money to burn. Once the media coverage dies down in a couple of days you can expect some of his cards to come back down to Earth. While his cards, especially his autograph will never again come this cheap again, this sudden spike in prices will not last much longer.
You can view a mugshot of the man responsible for Nick’s death, HERE.