Let’s be honest for a moment. Greg Halman’s days of setting the baseball world on fire ended a few years ago. From the looks of it, unless he were to find his stroke somewhere down the line, he was kind of looking like one of thousands of prospects that didn’t quite live up to the hype.
Unfortunately, we will never know just what kind of player Greg would have become because his life was cut tragically short. While we don’t have much details at this time, there is absolutely no excuse for what Jason Halman did to his brother on Monday.
As collectors, it’s impossible not to want to pick up a Greg Halman card to add to our collection, even if the guy was not going to be the next Albert Pujols. Thankfully, we have collectors like eBay user “sportscardgiant_store” who try to sell baseball cards to heal our pain.
OK, who am I kidding? This guy is just like every other dealer looking to unload his stash to make a quick buck off this tragedy. Check out his listing for “167 GREG HALMAN ROOKIE CARDS!!”. It’s almost as if the guy couldn’t type that listing quick enough. There’s more.
“Rest in peace and it sounds like it’s a horrible story.”
Really? Can you sound more insincere?
“ALL PROCEEDS TO CHARITY”
Hmm … I have a hard time believe that one. What charity exactly?
Just take a look at the listing. The guy didn’t even have time to do a proper scan. It’s almost as if he ran to pull out his stash of Hallman cards, which were almost worthless on November 20th, and ran to his computer in hopes of cashing out.
Seriously, who in their right mind would pay $250 dollars for 167 cards of a player who didn’t come close to living up to his potential? Besides, not a single one of these cards are all that rare or even feature a certified autograph. It’s pretty much a collection built from bustin’ enough wax.