The Life Guide For Chumps Like Me:
- Take out massive loans to go to a liberal arts college so you can learn a tiny bit about everything, and everything about nothing.
- Armed with an Economics degree for some reason, rot away in an accounting cubicle job for five years.
- Transition into blogging to ensure you never make enough to pay off aforementioned loans.
- Die empty and alone.
The Life Guide For The Enlightened:
- Choose a promising college athlete and start collecting cardboard squares with his face on them.
- Buy a private island and die on it with your wife and girlfriend.
Path 2 is the choice 29-year-old Robert DeArmitt Jr. and his wife Heidi chose and now they are primed to earn a seven-figure thanks to the success of Patrick Mahomes.
The couple, who are Texas Tech fans, became enamored with Mahomes during his record-setting college career in which he led the country in nearly every offensive stat his junior year.
Three years ago, the couple began collecting Mahomes cards, with Robert’s first investment being a $275 card that he bought shortly after Mahomes’ first start as a rookie in K.C.
That card is now worth $400,000.
All-in-all, the couple dropped $20,000 on 33 cards—most of which are 1-of-1 prints and the only ones in existence—and they’re now looking to auction off their collection for 375x profit.
The asking price on eBay is $7.5 million. DeArmitt told TMZ he’s already had “7-figure offers” for the collection, but is holding out for the asking price.
If this seems ridiculous, consider just two months ago Vegas Dave made history after selling his one-of-a-kind Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Superfractor trading card for $3.84 million ($3.936 million with the premium added), the highest price ever paid for a card.
@Topps 2009 Bowman Chrome Superfractor @MikeTrout graded @beckett_grading 9.5 sells for $3.93 million at goldin auctions “ goldin elite” tonight. Session 2 ends Sunday night at 10pm …highest priced ever for ANY trading card.. pic.twitter.com/axV4sXjMcC
— Goldin Auctions (@GoldinAuctions) August 23, 2020
The median salary for a player in the NFL is $860,000. The average player’s career lasts a hair over 3.5 years, resulting in an aggregate salary of nearly $3 million.
Moral of the story: Don’t put your kids in pop warner, get them an eBay account.