Green Pay Packers backup QB Matt Flynn torched the Detroit Lions on Sunday to the tune of 480 passing yards and six touchdowns en route to a 45-41 victory. The win did wonders for the Pack fans that showed up despite knowing Aaron Rodgers wouldn't be taking snaps, and it also sent the previously unknown Flynn's stock skyrocketing.
By the fourth quarter of the game, Twitter was buzzing about Flynn's potential on the free agent market with just one game as his selling point. The hysteria perhaps reached its apex, though, when a fan informed Darren Rovell that someone paid $525 for an autographed Matt Flynn rookie card on eBay. Seriously.
The seller touted Flynn as "the next Rodgers!" and encouraged buyers to "Get this now, before he SKYROCKETS." You don't need us to tell you that these assertions are ambitious, at best, despite how awesome the performance was against Detroit.
Of course, while $525 seems like a lot, it's also important to keep in mind that Tim Tebow – the guy that completed six passes on 22 attempts for 60 yards, no touchdowns and an interception – has a signed rookie card with the "Buy It Now" option for the bargain price of $10,000.
So keep market prices for trading cards in perspective, even if a few buyers out on the market are incapable.
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