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RARE DOCUMENT COPY TO BE AUCTIONED

NEW YORK (AP) — A very special birth certificate will be auctioned
off later this year — a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution.

Sotheby’s announced Friday — appropriately on Constitution Day —
that in November it will put up for auction one of just 11 surviving
copies of the Constitution from the official first printing produced
for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the
Continental Congress. It’s the only copy that remains in private
hands and has an estimate of $15-$20 million.

 

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ICONIC ‘’BIG OLY’’ HAS BEEN AUCTIONED OFF

The 1969 Ford Bronco known as "Big Oly" won the Baja 1000 in 1971 and 1972.

 

(FoxNews) – The first all-new 2021 Ford Bronco (VIN 001) was sold
at a charity auction in March for $1,075,000, but an old one just
blew that price away.

A 1969 Bronco crossed the block at the Mecum Auctions event in Indianapolis on Friday and went for $1,870,000.

It wasn’t just any old Bronco, but a custom racing truck driven by
Parnelli Jones (below) to victory in the Baja 1000 in 1971 and 1972
and at several other off-road races.

The famed Bronco is known as “Big Oly” thanks to its Olympia
beer sponsorship and one of the most iconic American racing
vehicles of all time. Jones has owned it all these years and often
loaned it out for displays and events.

 

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Parnelli Jones during his racing
days.

The 1969 Ford Bronco known as "Big Oly" won the Baja 1000 in 1971 and 1972.

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Rufus Parnell “Parnelli” Jones will turn 88 this August.

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SPORTS CARDS LEFT BY COVID-19 VICTIM

Florida man who died from COVID-19 left his family baseball cards worth $20M


(NewYorkPost) – A
Florida doctor who died from COVID-19
complications in January left his family a lot of
baseball
cards worth $20 million.

Dr. Thomas Newman’s treasure trove — featuring cards of
Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig — is
going to be auctioned off.

More than 1,000 baseball, football and hockey cards dating
back to 1880 will be for sale to the highest bidder.

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VIDEO GAME HAS SOLD FOR SUPER PRICE

DALLAS (AP) — An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario
Bros. that was bought in 1986 and then forgotten about in a
desk drawer has
sold at auction for $660,000 Friday.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game was bought as
a Christmas gift but ended up being placed in a desk drawer,
where it remained sealed in plastic with its hang tab intact
until it was found earlier this year.

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VALUABLE CORVETTE IS UP FOR AUCTION

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(FoxNews) – A one of a kind 1967
Chevrolet Corvette L88 is
scheduled to cross the block at the
Mecum Auctions event
in Glendale, Ariz., on March 20.

The coupe is one of 20 1967 Corvettes specified with the
L88 option package, which essentially turned them into 
competition cars.

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