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That 1865 baseball card sells for $92,000 at auction

Feb 7, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

Rare Baseball Card

Remember last month when a baseball card — really a photo mounted on card stock, but which was copied and handed out to fans — was found at a yard sale in rural Maine was found?  Well, it went to auction:

The card depicting the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club drew plenty of interest Wednesday night, starting with an opening bid of $10,000 and quickly rising to $92,000, which included an 18-percent premium. The name of the buyer was not released by Saco River Auction Co. in Biddeford.

Charlie Sheen, right? Has to be Sheen.


  1. proudlycanadian - Feb 7, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Charlie was using testosterone cream when he went bonkers, so he is a likely culprit. He should be investigated by MLB.

  2. capeporpoise - Feb 7, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    There’s in fact an interesting story about the winning bidder:

    • stlouis1baseball - Feb 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

      Great story Porpoise. Thanks for sharing!

  3. digbysellers - Feb 7, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Those guys could still beat the Astros.

    • papacrick - Feb 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      HAHAHA so true!

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