The card is 139 years old and may be the "first baseball card," but since she didn't know what it was, the lady selling it originally listed it on eBay for ten bucks! She got suspicious when she was getting a lot of inquiries about the card and did some investigating, only to find out it may be worth upwards of $100,000.
She did what she does with most items: Took a picture, wrote a description and put it up for auction. She put a $10 price tag on it, deciding against $15 because it would have cost her an extra 20 cents.
Later that night she got a few odd inquiries -- someone wanting to know whether the card was authentic, someone wanting her to end the auction and sell him the card immediately.
Hmm, she thought, this could be something special. It could be worth $50, or even $100.
Or, as Bernice Gallego came to find out in the following weeks, it could be worth a lot more.
The card is actually 139 years old. It, and a handful of others like it, are considered the first baseball cards.
Sports card collectors call the find "extremely rare" and estimate the card could fetch five, or perhaps, six figures at auction.