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Would You Pay $75,285 For A 1869 Baseball Card?

by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, February 26, 2009

Total Pro Sports – No, we wouldn’t buy a baseball card for that much even it if was made of platinum. But a sports collector and dealer (not a drug dealer) in Houston, Texas paid $75,285 American for a 1869 Baseball Card depicting the Cincinnati Red Stockings.

Jeffrey Rosenberg, president of sports collectibles organization Tristar Productions, said he considers the purchase a bargain, as the card bearing the image of professional baseball’s first team is likely worth six figures, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.

“This is like an ultimate treasure,” Rosenberg said. “Anybody who is a collector of baseball cards, of history, would want this. It would fit in any museum, from the Smithsonian to the Baseball Hall of Fame.”

We bet that any sports card collector would want this rare baseball card, but the unfortunate thing is that not every sports card collector can afford to pay 75 grand for such a thing. Previously the card was listed on eBay for $9.99, after the owner discovered it in a box acquired during a long-ago estate sale.  But the rare baseball card was taken off the auction site after the true value of the card was determined.

“I feel great. I’m happy for the card. I’m happy for my husband and I. I’m happy for the whole world,” Gallego said during a recent appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

$75,285 is alot of money for someone to dish out on a baseball card.  I guess the economy is not affecting them one bit.

1869 baseball card sells for $75,285 – [UPI]




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