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Oldest baseball card ends up in hands of morons!!

Postby Y`s Guy » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:56 pm

Here's a fun story. An 1869 baseball card (139 y.o) ends up in the hands of junk dealers...

dumb luck :(
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Re: Oldest baseball card ends up in hands of morons!!

Postby bigken117 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:51 am

why cant I find something like that at a flea market :,-(
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Re: Oldest baseball card ends up in hands of morons!!

Postby WaCougMBS » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:37 pm

bigken117 wrote:why cant I find something like that at a flea market :,-(


Seriously! I read this on the front page of Yahoo and was like, "why doesn't this ever happen to me?"! :-?
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Rare baseball card almost auctioned for $10

Postby knapplc » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:55 pm

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.


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Re: Rare baseball card almost auctioned for $10

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:02 pm

aww, good for her. had a fortune and didnt even know it. hopefully she gets a good price on it and doesnt get taken advantage of.
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Re: Rare baseball card almost auctioned for $10

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:16 pm

If I were her, I'd put it in a cracker box for safe keeping.
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Re: Rare baseball card almost auctioned for $10

Postby Yoda » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:22 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:If I were her, I'd put it in a cracker box for safe keeping.


Would you keep the card if you bought the cracker or?
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Re: Rare baseball card almost auctioned for $10

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:58 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:If I were her, I'd put it in a cracker box for safe keeping.

^ How does this guy not have a jester mask? I mean come on... :-b
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Re: Rare baseball card almost auctioned for $10

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:19 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:If I were her, I'd put it in a cracker box for safe keeping.

^ How does this guy not have a jester mask? I mean come on... :-b

I don't know. That signature is gold. Gold Jerry!
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Re: Oldest baseball card ends up in hands of morons!!

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:54 pm

It gets even funnier when you realize that "cracker box" is a slang term for a septuagenarian's vagina.
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