If you follow baseball, you likely heard that Ryan Braun is suspended for the rest of the season for his connection to the Biogenisis lab which gave him PED's. There are also 20 other players who will likely be punished for the same thing.
The first thing to look at is what fans think of them using PED's. The response seems to be fairly mixed. Some collectors are extremely disappointed in their favorite players who are caught with PED's, however it seems that most are accepting and
Recently, the hobby has been trending towards high end products. Autographed cards and game used cards are becoming more and more common, from high end products where every card is a hit to low end retail boxes. This raises prices as they must pay the player to sign or pay to get the game used equipment. Here are some tips for the low end collectors who would rather have 500 base cards of players they love than have 1 decent autograph of a prospect:
1. Buy Retail