Oldest Card Update

Well, I’m still not sure if the story about the oldest baseball card being unearthed in Fresno, Calif. made it to the CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric, (my wife was in labor that night) but the story did make it to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show last week. In case you missed the Jay Leno episode, you can see it (HERE). It’s toward the middle of the episode, just skip through the crap and wait for the commercials to play. It’s worth watching if you’re a card collector.

Also, big shout to my boy Mike Osegueda, the reporter at the Fresno Bee who broke the news to the world. He made it into the new Beckett Baseball. Chris Olds, editor of Beckett Baseball, contacted Mike about two weeks ago — after Chris finished working on the Rookie Card Rolodex, and after this story went national — to get permission to run a photo of the card in the magazine. There is a short snippet on Page 44 of the new magazine, which hit shelves on Tuesday. Whether you like or hate Beckett, you have to admit it’s a cool thing seeing your name — or that of a person you know — in print. Mike and I are both newspaper reporters so the whole name in print thing is common, but this is pretty neat considering we both have collected cards and have held Beckett in high regard. The closest I ever got was having one of my eBay sales (2001 UD HOFers Walter Johnson cut signature /5 ) mentioned in a special blurb. Ha.

3 Responses to “Oldest Card Update”

  1. I work for the CBS affiliate in Fresno, CA channel 47. We interviewed the lady last week and she seemed very nice and happy to tell her story. The story should still be on our station website which is cbs47.tv

  2. Actually, the story appears in Beckett Baseball as well as the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly and the next Beckett Graded Card Investor. It wasn’t planned that way — we had space pop up at various times in the production cycle.

    I’m going to send him a copy of each once I have all three in hand.

  3. That’s awesome, Chris.

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