Actually, we kid. A-Rod-The-Player remains pretty damn valuable, even as he’s tossing balls all over the place and swinging like a 70s rock star (that is, often and indiscriminately). But this story explains why baseball cards (including that prize A-Rod rookie I have stored in some dark closet) have gone and lost almost all of their value since their financial glory days of the early 1990s. And don’t miss this rumination on the sweet-smelling contents of the wax pack by Jason Kottke.
Don’t worry Alex. You’re still the Topps with us.