I don't care that Alex Rodriguez admitted to taking PEDs and may have taken them again. I don't support cheating but baseball went on quite the witch-hunt to "take down" the future Hall of Famer. On top of that, it's hypocritical to attack A-Rod but allow guys who cheated to remain in the Hall of Fame and in the good graces of the press (Mike Schmidt, his generation, and those that played before him in regards to greenies and other amphetamines; Gaylord Perry and his spitball; etc., etc.).
The scratches are from the one-touch the card came in. I shouldn't have been so lazy in not removing it, but the card is still gorgeous. I won't even get into the fact that A-Rod should have been a Dodger, so I'll just say this beaut is numbered 249/391 and is on-card to boot! I've wanted a John Hancock of Alex for some time and figured now was as good a time as any to find a deal, which I thankfully did.