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1865 baseball card fetches $92K in Maine auction

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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 08:32 PM

I wish I could find things like this at a garage sell.. The guy bought it for less then 100 buks, it was in an old photo album.

Makes me wanna go garage sell shopping..

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- A rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a rural Maine yard sale has been auctioned for $92,000.

Saco River Auction Co. in Biddeford held an auction Wednesday night that included a card depicting the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club.

Troy Thibodeau, manager and auctioneer at Saco River Auction, said the card drew plenty of interest. Bidding started at $10,000 and quickly rose to the final $92,000, which included an 18-percent premium.

It was impossible to predict what kind of price the card would fetch because of its rarity, he said, but he guessed before the auction that the winning bid would fall somewhere between $50,000 and $500,000. The priciest baseball card ever is a 1909 Honus Wagner card, which sold for $2.8 million in 2007.

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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 08:41 PM
I can't help but to see the humor in the fact that he traded a worthless piece of paper with a huge value attached, in exchange for other worthless paper with a huge value attached.
edit on 6-2-2013 by SilentKoala because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 09:40 PM
reply to post by SilentKoala

Haha true that, how silly our society works. Snazzy looking pic though.


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