COLLECTION – Half a million dollars Pokémon card? It is nothing compared to the cards to baseball. In the United States, Thomas Newman collected them for 40 years. Among the more than 1000 cards, there is a real gem that can break the record the most expensive card ever sold, as you can see in the video at the top of the article.
Thomas Newman was a physicist who lived in Florida, in the United States. For decades he has been doing so overall card baseball, with real treasures. His collection of more than 1,000 cards is estimated at $ 20 million.
In January 2021, he died at the age of 73. His family decided to sell his collection at auction. “The children and I knew that was what he wanted. We are not collectors, and these cards must end up in the hands of other collectors, says his wife Nancy Newman to the news agency Reuters.
Among the thousands of cards that make up his collection, one can break all records. This is a “33 Goudey” card produced in 1933 and then distributed with chewing gum. It represents the player George Herman “Babe” Ruth, seven-time winner of the “Worlds Series” between 1915 and 1932, a member of Hall of Fame of American baseball. Although this card is almost 90 years old, it is rated 9/10 by the card authentication company PSA. “It is the only one approved with this note,” said JP Cohen, president of the “Memory Lane” auction house.
This treasure can break the record for the most expensive sports card. To date, it is a card from player Mickey Mantle, dated 1952. In January last year, it sold for $ 5.2 million. Will this record fall? Answer during the auction organized online by Memory Lane, from June 21 to July 10, 2021.
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