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January 11, 2013

Take Me Out to the Ball Card Game: 1865 baseball card found at US rummage sale to be sold at auction; only 2 known to exist

It's an original photograph from 1865 of the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club mounted on a card. The card shows nine players gathered around their manager.
The Maine man bought the card by happenstance. While at a yard sale, he bought a photo album, old Coca-Cola bottles and a couple of oak chairs for less than $100, Thibodeau said. While looking through the album, the buyer came across the baseball card. He later mailed it to Saco River Auction,. Last summer, the auction house sold a rare 1888 card of Hall of Fame baseball player Michael "King" Kelly for $72,000. -- - - Times Colonist

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 11, 2013 12:17 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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