Looks whose back on the radar: Alex Gordon

When I returned to the hobby in 2006, a strapping third baseman drawing undue comparison to George Brett was all the rage. Alex Gordon could do no wrong. Thought Matt Weiters was the first? No, Alex Gordon came before him. And no, he was not the first unproven rookie to draw high acclaim. But he was one of the biggest in recent memory.

Anyhow, I made it my goal to get one of his rookie autographs. I was returning to the hobby after three or four years away and had not fully grasped the idea of signed rookie cards. And so I went and bought this shiny beauty.

And then Alex Gordon took the field and ruined the value of my card and that of many others who had “made the plunge.”

So here we are some four years later and Gordon is back in the Majors … and he is hitting. Sure, it’s a relatively small sample size, but this is EXACTLY what we want to see from a guy who was supposedly Major League-ready but was sent down to the Minor Leagues for some more seasoning.

So now the question is asked: Is it time to Buy, Sell or Hold Alex Gordon?

Quick check on eBay shows some mild activity. Nothing that will set the hobby on fire, but his cards are selling, albeit nowhere near the levels they were at when he was the Hulk of the Hobby.

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