Bidding for Strasburg card passes $16K

This is one pricey prospect.

Stephen Strasburg has yet to throw a pitch for the Washington

Nationals, but an eBay listing for the right-hander’s baseball card

already has passed $16,000 with more than two days left in the

online auction.

Strasburg signed a record $15.1 million, four-year contract with

the Nationals after he was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in

last year’s draft. The former San Diego State star is dominating in

the minors and could be called up to the majors soon.

The listing for the 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor card says

it’s the only one of its kind. The bidding ends Saturday and the

seller is advertising free shipping.