There is one story out of the pre-season and his name is Dak Prescott. Not only did he play among the best in pre-season, but with news of Romo’s broken back, he is on track to play from week 1. Quarterbacks in the hobby are the only real value left in the hobby, and its clear that no one wants to miss out on Russell Wilson version 2.0. The problem is, all we have is a tiny sample size in a time when nothing matters.
These prices are literally insane:
Looking at the prices his cards are getting, it makes you wonder what people are thinking. Has he played well so far? Yes. Is he starting for an insanely popular team? Yes. Will he be the HOFer that people are paying for right now? Umm, signs point to odds being HEAVILY against that. The sad thing is, sales seem to be down across the board in football for obvious reasons, and any ray of sunshine gets more exposure than we could have ever predicted.
Bottom line here is that Prescott hasnt seen anything but vanilla on the defensive side, and that is a huge issue. Now that he is on a national stage, its going to be interesting to see how he handles the pressure. We have seen many pre-season champions turn into regular season bums, and that continue to be a reason why I have no idea why people are so eager to dive in head first.
I mean, comparative value in modern cards is so out of whack as it is. This phenomenon with Prescott seems to be the next in a line of many. He isnt the first guy to be in this position, and he wont be the last. However, if he can lead the Cowboys to a few wins, it might mean that the decision to put an aging Romo back in the saddle is a bit harder than it would have been.
Collectors will always be gamblers on potential, and that rising tide will lift all boats.