Complete and Utter Linsanity

In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s some breaking news… Jeremy Lin is hot.  In fact, he’s hotter than just about anything we’ve seen before.  Stephen Strasburg, nope.  Bryce Harper, nope.  Cam Newton, nope.  Aaron Rodgers, nope.  Heck even Reggie Bush, LeBron James and Sidney Crosby couldn’t even compare.  And they were all super hot during their time.

You don’t believe me?  See for yourself.

This card sold on February 3rd for $23.50.

This is the exact same card that sold on February 12th, only 9 days later.

It sold Best Offer for $1800!  That’s right, $1800!  This card went from $23.50 to $1800 in 9 days.  That’s about 76 times the price.  Find me ANY other card that multiplied 76 times in any time period.  That’s just plain nuts.

Lin has several things going for him.  He’s been playing out of his mind.  Here are his numbers for his last 5 games (since he’s been playing full time): 39.0 minutes per game, .515 field goal percentage, .738 free throw percentage, 4.2 rebounds per game, 8.0 assists per game, 2.0 steals per game & 26.8 points per game.  That’s better than just about anyone not named LeBron James.  In addition to his amazing stats, he’s making the Knicks better.  They are 5-0 and have beaten Minnesota, the Lakers and Utah.  Plus he plays in New York where everything he does is magnified by 100.

Lin doesn’t have a ton of cards from last year.  Here are most of the main cards he has:

National Treasures Auto Jersey /99

National Treasures Auto /99

National Treasures Auto Patch /25

National Treasures Jersey /99

National Treasures Base /99

Absolute Spectrum Auto /199

Absolute Base /499

Limited Next Day Auto /99

Prestige Auto /199

Prestige Auto /199

Prestige Black Auto /99

Prestige Black Auto /99

Prestige Purple /49

Rookie & Stars Auto /499

Rookies & Stars Longevity Auto /599

Classics Auto /699

Contenders Patches Auto

Contenders Patches Auto Variation

Timeless Treasures Auto /299

Threads Jersey /99

Season Update Auto /Ekpe Udoh /99

Season Update Auto /Omir Asik /99


Lin has several base cards and some rare autos that I didn’t picture above.  He has cards in the following products, all 2010-11: National Treasures, Contenders Patch, Classics, Season Update, Prestige, Rookies & Stars, Rookies & Stars Longevity, Absolute, Timeless Treasures, Threads & Limited.

The real question is whether or not he can keep this up.  The obvious answer is no.  Lin may be the real deal but there is no way he can keep playing like he has been so far.  The Knicks are going to lose some games the rest of the way.  And Lin is going to struggle in some of them.  It happens to everyone.  Will his cards come down?  Probably so.  They won’t ever fall back to where they were before all of this started, but they will drop.  Maybe not today.  Maybe not tomorrow.  But, it WILL happen.  Look, I’m rooting for him.  I’d love to be able to move through some more product because of this guy.  He’s a GREAT story for the NBA.  Even my wife asked me when he plays his next game the other day.  I truly believe he can be a good player in the NBA.  But, he can’t be THIS GOOD.  Here’s hoping it lasts a little while longer though.




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