February 7, 2013 10:30 AM by Wade Blogs
ESPN – A rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a rural Maine yard sale has been auctioned for $92,000.
A Maine man who doesn’t want to be publicly identified found the card inside an old photo album he bought while antique picking in the small town of Baileyville on the Canadian border. The man bought the photo album, old Coca-Cola bottles and a couple of oak chairs together in a single purchase for less than $100, Thibodeau said.
The card isn’t the same as a modern-day baseball card, which became common in the 1880s. Rather, it’s an original photograph from 1865 mounted on a card, showing nine players and a manager.
Imagine you go to a garage sale, pick up a few things for less than a $100 and feel as if you OVER paid only to realize you hit the jack pot? This is why I save every baseball card I get because you never know if it will fetch you a few bucks down the road. Needless to say I will be hitting up antique shops and garage sales on the reg looking for shit like this.
Imagine this putz brought it to Pawn Stars? The bald guy on it would be a complete douche and give him maybe $10,000 for it and then provide some BS excuse to why such a small offer.
Happy antiquing everyone.