In his life, one of Dr. Thomas Newman’s greatest treasures was the collection of over a thousand baseball cards he collected. Now that collection is set to provide not only taxes for others but also lots of money.
According to a report by Josh Cascio from FOX 13, Newman’s baseball card collection will be put up for public auction by Memory Lane Auctions, and is expected to break sports card auction records. Newman, a neurologist in the Tampa area, died of COVID-19 in January at the age of 73.
Among the most important items auctioned is a 1933 Babe Ruth Goudey card in almost fine condition, which is expected to break the world record for a sports card auction of over $ 5.2 million. The entire collection is valued at more than $ 20 million.
“It’s a sad loss to lose him, but I really think we’ll celebrate what he’s accomplished over the last 30 years in putting together this amazing collection,” said JP Cohen, president of Memory Lane Inc.
In addition to Ruth, other legendary players included in the Newman collection are:
- Ty cobb
- Lou gehrig
- Honus Wagner
- Ted Williams
- Cy ung
Newman’s passion for baseball cards began in childhood and continued throughout his adult life. The auction for his collection begins in June.
“There were many opportunities for him to gain the likelihood of notoriety for the kind of collection he put together over 40 years that he never had when he was alive because he was a little quiet about the exact extent of it,” he said. said son Stewart Newman to the WFLA. “I’m excited. It’s a good thing for his legacy, and it’s going to be a fun process to go through.”