Slumping Padres ace Jake Peavy, who went 1-3 with a 3.81 ERA in July, started August off in terrific form. He helped his team beat the NL West leading D-Backs 11-0 tonight, pitching 7 innings & allowing just 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB with 10 K's!
I've been writing about how his 01 Bowman Chrome Ref RC has been falling in recent, due to his subpar pitching, dropping from the $60 range a little over a month ago, down to it's recent $30-$40 range. If you didn't pick one of these up in the past couple of weeks, you better get one soon. Over the last month, his 01 Topps Fusion Auto (only RC year auto) dropped down to around $120-$130; a far cry from it's high of around $200 a few months ago (or even its $160-$170 price tag just over a month ago).
If this is really a sign that he's breaking out of his slump, his cards should rebound quite nicely (especially since even after his slump, he still had a 2.41 ERA, which is 2nd best in the majors). I think that Peavy is a great investment, both short & long term. He's also a terrific buy for any collection.