Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Has the Value of the Phelps Card Dropped?

To the 18+ crowd the Michael Phelps' hippie lettuce hit doesn't seem to be a big deal. Mario @ Wax Heaven had a good discussion about it yesterday. The parental crowd and 10-17 age demographic probably has another perspective.

How long until Phelps is on Barbara Walters, The View, and The O'Reilly Factor explaining this poor decision on the heels of his previous DUI poor decision?

I'm not playing a "better than thou card." Personally I don't care what he does in his spare time behind closed doors. All I'm saying is that when you're paid millions of dollars to be a good person, hard worker, and "boy next door" to little kids, then it's stupid to experiement with mary jane around other people. Maybe this the SI Sportsman of the Year Curse?

So will the value of his card drop?

Is now the time to buy this card before the next summer olympics?


Wax Heaven said...

Yes, it has dropped but only cause the Olympics coverage has died down.

Personally, I'd rather have the badass James Gandolfini from that set over any swimmer.

Alex said...

Who cares if he smoked a bit of weed.

What is unforgivable is his driving while under the influence of alcohol. This is why he is not a role model, should not be sponsored and should be reviled throughout the world. Sadly, smoking a plant at a party out of harms way is more of an issue than endangering the lives of others.

JRJ said...

Alex - Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Agreed, the DUI is a huge deal and isn't treated as big a deal.

As for who cares? It looks like Kelloggs and the USA Swim Team care quite a bit. The value of this card keeps dropping. I'm going to try and find a few on eBay to track and see what they sell for.