This is a cleverly written story with some unexpected twists. One might suspect that this story could encourage kids to break laws to get what they want. That is not the case. Korman is careful to balance wrongdoing with consequences. Griffin especially suffers for his bad decisions at times. Boys who are reluctant readers will enjoy Korman's books. This one features a 12-year-old male narrator and a famous baseball card is at the center of the story. A quick and entertaining read.