August 20, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - An antiques dealer in Fresno has hit a home run with the sale of a rare baseball card she thought was worth only $10.
Bernice Gallego ended up selling the card on an online auction site for $64,073. That's more than double the previous record set for an identical card. The buyer was Jeff Rosenberg, president of a Houston company that promotes sports memorabilia shows.
Gallego originally didn't know what she had when she listed the
card on eBay for $10 last month. After numerous e-mails asking if
the 1989 Cincinnati Red Stockings card was real, she pulled it.
Only a handful of the cards exist, and Gallego's is considered
to be in the best condition.
After finding the card in a box of junk, Gallego enjoyed national media attention and appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
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