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1869 Peck & Snyder card sells for $75k!

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , on February 11, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

Figured I’d bring this full circle.  The 1869 Peck & Snyder card my friend at the Fresno Bee wrote about six weeks ago sold yesterday at auction for a whopping $75,285.78. You can read his story here. In case you forgot, this is the card that became a national story after a Fresno, Calif., woman found it in a box of antiques. The woman, an antique dealer of vintage age herself, initially tried to sell the card on eBay for a mere $10 before a good friend advised her otherwise. Since then she’s had the card authenticated and slabbed by PSA, had the card (and her story) featured in/on the Fresno Bee, New York Times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,, the front page of and published in various Beckett magazines. Of course after Mike published the story, I brought it to you first (sorta). Thanks, Mike.