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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Costly Card

If you're a baseball card collector and you recently sensed a disturbance in the force, as if millions of dollars were suddenly paid for a small piece of cardboard, here's why:

"The 'Holy Grail of baseball cards,' the famous 1909 Honus Wagner tobacco card once owned by hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has sold for a record-setting $2,350,000, the seller of the card said Monday."

-startribune.com

The buyer is remaining anonymous, presumably because his wife would would stomp his ass. That being said, there are about 60 of these cards, featuring the Pirates' shortstop, in existence, but this one's the most well preserved.

The moral of the story? You never know what the crap in your attic or basement might be worth someday. So, take good care of that card featuring 1997 Pirates' shortstop Kevin Polcovich, kids! (It's apparently so rare that I couldn't even find a picture of it!)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep my Kent Tekulve cards hermetically sealed in a vault

8:54 AM  
Blogger J.T. said...

See, now that's just phenominal. In fact, maybe we should take it a step further actually keep Teke HIMSELF hermetically sealed in a vault, so future generations can anjoy him as much as we did...

9:30 AM  

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