Oldest known base ball card sells for $92,000

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This 1865 card of the Brooklyn Atlantics was found by a picker in Baileyville and will be auctioned off at the Saco River Auction Company on February 6. There are only two of the cards known to exist and the other is in the Library of Congress.

The Brooklyn Atlantics card was found late last year by an antiques picker in Baileyville, a town of about 1,700 residents in Washington County, 300 miles from LeBlanc’s home in Newburyport, Mass.

Man buys $92,000 baseball card for sick son – Gillian Graham/Portland Press Herald (6 Feb 2013)