My God, it's full of stars! The Valley is crowded with big-league bigshots, and each deserves a testament to their lasting contributions to technology: in other words, a fake trading card.

Our first Valley player is Elon Musk, the mogul who used millions from his first dot-com sale to fund his second — X.com, later PayPal. Now he plays with rockets at SpaceX, cutting launch prices for government and commercial space work. But the economy class carries some hazards — his company's latest launch crashed and burned last week.

Valley players: Elon Musk, rocketman

Elon Musk [Wikipedia]
Rocket Fails in SpaceX's First Launch [LA Times]