Washington Takes National League

After sweeping the St Louis Cardinals, the 2019 Washington Nationals are the closest thing MLB has gotten to replicating the 2005 Chicago White Sox excitement. Behind excellent starting pitching, the Nationals are able to copy what the underdog White Sox were able to do in 2005. Without much fanfare they put together a terrific staff of starting pitchers for an unlikely playoff run. With some luck, timely hitting and surprising bullpen performances they see themselves only 4 games away from achieving the ultimate goal of winning a World Series.

A team that was left for dead at 19-31 has do a full 180 turn in front of the baseball world. Davey Martinez bookmarked Zillow as he was looking for his home with his seat smoldering hot, but he now smiles with ski goggle drenched in bubbly. The Nationals stuck to their guns, did not break the bank on re-signing Bryce Harper and used those assets to acquire elite pitching, a more scarce commodity. The investment in Patrick Corbin paid off on Tuesday night as their $140 Million man locked down the Cardinals to secure the sweep for Washington. Entering as the Wild Card, not many predicted the Nationals to claw their way to the top of the NL. After a convincing series, their rotation will be completely fresh as they embark on their inaugural World Series pilgrimage.

The memorabilia market is heating up for Washington Nationals signed collectibles. Surprise NLCS MVP Howie Kendrick is the talk of the league right now, a statement no one saw coming. The Childish Bambino, Juan Soto signatures are not far behind on a list of top sellers. Other key contributing stars include Trea Turner, Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon and Victor Robles. The Nationals flirted with no-hitters with consecutive gems from Max Scherzer & Anibal Sanchez. Stephen Strasburg & Patrick Corbin notched wins in their starts as well. If history is an indicator, keep a close eye on the hot performer early in the World Series. The star of Games 1 & 2 get the memorabilia world hopping. Recent bumps include George Springer’s massive 2017 World Series where his signed baseball nearly tripled in value. Last season saw a Steve Pearce autograph go far $20 to over $100 per signature. If the Yankees make the World Series, the value swings could be even more severe. Start noting prices on signed jerseys and baseballs for Washington’s top stars.

If you are in possession of one of these bad boys, hold onto it. The value could triple!