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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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RARE MANTLE BASEBALL CARD SOLD

(Fox News) – Rob Gough, an entrepreneur and actor, bought
the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle for $5.2 million. The card was
graded by PSA as a Mint 9 and is one of only six PSA 9 1952
Mickey Mantle cards in the world.

See the source image
Actor Rob Gough with his Mickey Mantle baseball card.

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BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER HAS DIED AT 91

Whitey Ford, Yankees legend and Hall of Fame pitcher, dead at age 91 - CBSSports.com

Whitey Ford, one of the most talented pitchers in baseball history, who
helped lead the
New York Yankees to a string of World Series
wins in the 1950s and ’60s died at his home in Lake Success on
Long Island. He had suffered from dementia for several years.

Ford was the second-oldest living member of the Hall of Fame after Tommy Lasorda at the time of his death.

 

Whitey Ford Speaking Fee and Booking Agent Contact
Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford
(October 21, 1928 – October 8, 2020)

1961 Topps 160 Whitey Ford HOF Yankees PSA 9 25777570



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THE SEASON BEGINS TOMORROW

World Record $3.12 Million T206 Honus Wagner Baseball Card

The story of the most famous — and valuable — baseball
card in the world continues to be told. The 1909-11 T206
Honus Wagner set a new world record price for a baseball
card, selling for $3.12 million
through Goldin Auctions. The
price includes the Buyers Premium. This breaks the old
record of $2.8 million, which was paid for a different copy
of the card in 2007.

Known as the “Jumbo Wagner,” the card is graded a PSA
5, making it one of the top-condition copies of the card.

T206 Honus Wagner Sweet Corporal Jumbo Reverse

T206 Honus Wagner - Wikipedia
Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner 
(February 24, 1874 – December 6, 1955)

Baseball - Kehoe-France School Southshore

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FIRST NO-HITTER THROWN ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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On this day in 1971, St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson threw the first no-
hitter of his storied career. Gibson’s heroics helped his team sail to an 11-
0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gibson overcame numerous childhood ailments, including rickets, asthma
and a heart murmur, to earn a basketball scholarship to Creighton University
after high school. His basketball skills were so impressive that in 1957 he
spent a year playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Robert Gibson will be 84 in November.

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