• Rare 1865 baseball card may fetch six figures

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 7, 2013
    Rather, it's an original photograph from 1865 mounted on a card, showing nine players and a manager. Then imagine the photo album contained something beyond every "Storage Wars" fan's wildest imagination a "rarer than rare" 1865 baseball card, considered one of the first. In its book "Baseball Americana," the Library of Congress calls the item the first dated baseball card, handed out to supporters and opposing teams in a gesture of bravado from the brash Brooklynites, who were dominant and won their league championships in 1861, 1864 and 1865. "It's more of a piece of photography than a baseball card, but it's considered by many to be the first baseball card just by the fact that it was distributed by the team," he said. The card shows nine members of the Brooklyn Atlantics, known as the first champions of baseball, and their coach. The team was a founding club of the National Association of Base Ball Players, a forerunner of today's National League, [auction manager Troy] Thibodeau said.
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    • Yard-sale treasure: rare 1865 baseball card, bought for $100, sells for $92,000

      Imagine going to a yard sale and paying $100 for old Coke bottles, a few oak chairs and a photo album. Then imagine the photo album contained something beyond every "Storage Wars" fans' wildest imagination -- a "rarer than rare" 1865…
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