I recently purchased this 2010 Bowman autographed card of Tampa Bay Rays SS prospect Tim Beckham from Ebay. It was at a reasonable price and I figured it would be a nice addition to my tradelist. After all, Tim Beckham is a decent prospect at a premium position and was the #1 overall pick in the 2008 MLB amateur draft.
Unfortunately, between the time that I purchased the card and when it got to my house, some bad news came out regarding Mr. Beckham. He was suspended for 50 games by MLB for a second violation of baseball’s drug program. Word on the street is that he tested positive for marijuana.
So, I figure that the trade value of this card might take a hit. But for all of you die hard Tampa Bay Rays fans, Tim Beckham fans, and prospect chasers, this is still not a bad card to get. After all, players can bounce back from drug issues in the minors and still have Major League success (a la Josh Hamilton). So, if you’re still dying for this card, and have some Padres cards taking up space in your collection, let’s make a deal.