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SPORTS CARD SOLD FOR RECORD AMOUNT

A Mickey Mantle baseball card is now the most expensive piece of sports  memorabilia : NPR

(CBS News) – A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold
for $12.6 million Sunday, blasting into the record books as the
most ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has
grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years.

The rare Mantle card eclipsed the record just posted a few months
ago — $9.3 million for the
jersey worn by Diego Maradona when
he scored the contentious "Hand of God" goal in soccer’s 1986
World Cup.

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Mickey Charles Mantle "the Commerce Comet"
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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A RARE LOBSTER’S LIFE HAS BEEN SAVED

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HOLLYWOOD, Flor. — A rare lobster was rescued from a restaurant,
all thanks to employees.

The orange lobster named "Cheddar," arrived in a shipment at a
Red Lobster restaurant in Hollywood, Florida earlier this month.

Employees noticed the lobster had an unusual coloring. They
reached out to Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach.

According to Ripley’s, the chance of finding an orange lobster is
just 1 in 30,000,000.

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The lucky orange lobster is being researched before officially moving to the aquarium.





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SHELTER HAS THE ‘’UNICORN” OF CATS

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Although The Animal Foundation takes in many animals each day,
one kitten is catching the attention of many at the shelter.

The Animal Foundation posted on social media Friday that they
currently have, what they call, a super rare male calico kitten at
their facility.

According to the nonprofit, only one out of every 3,000 calico cats
is male, and they are sometimes referred to as the "unicorns" of
cats.

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RARE DOCUMENT SHOWN FOR FIRST TIME

     The 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence.
   

(Fox News) – An extremely rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of
Independence has gone on public display for the first time in over
a century.

The printing is on display at the Museum of the American Revolution
in Philadelphia through the end of 2019. This is also the first time that
the print has been displayed in a museum.

Printed by newspaper publisher and printer John Holt in New York in
1776, the artifact is addressed to Col. David Mulford, a Revolutionary
War colonel who died of smallpox in 1778. The print stayed in the
possession of Mulford’s family until 2017, when it was sold to Holly
Metcalf Kinyon, herself a descendant of Declaration signer John
Witherspoon.

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DOCUMENT OF RECOGNITION UP FOR SALE

U.S. President Harry S. Truman was the first world leader to recognize the state of Israel in 1948, but he didn't sign the official statement until years later. It is now for sale.

(Fox News) – A rare document signed by the president of the United States recognizing the Jewish State of Israel is up for sale, days ahead of Israeli Independence Day.

Before any other nation, President Harry S. Truman issued the historic 
statement recognizing "the new State of Israel" dated May 14, 1948. But
he didn’t sign the official document until many years later.

Truman had a signed photocopy made after Zecharia Sitchin, chairman of
the American-Israel Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair held from 1964-
65, discussed with the president the "regretful fact" the official document
of recognition wasn’t signed. The Democratic president signed it then and
there and left it in the care of Sitchin, displayed at the Pavilion. It was also displayed at the Israeli Embassy in Washington and at a Zionist of America
event.

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President Harry S. Truman is shown in the Oval Office on
July 9, 1948.

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