Woman Finds “Red Stocking” Card

Bernice Gallego, 80, is one lucky woman.

From the Fresno Bee:

She dug into a box and pulled out a baseball card. She stopped for a moment and admired the picture. “Red Stocking B.B. Club of Cincinnati,” the card read, under a sepia tone photo of 10 men with their socks pulled up to their knees. The card itself was dirty and wrinkled in a few places.

Are you kidding me!?

This card, she figured, was worth selling on eBay.

She did what she does with most items: Took a picture, wrote a description and put it up for auction. She put a $10 price tag on it, deciding against $15 because it would have cost her an extra 20 cents.

Later that night she got a few odd inquiries — someone wanting to know whether the card was authentic, someone wanting her to end the auction and sell him the card immediately.

Hopefully someday all my 80s and 90s Topps cards will start to go up in value instead of only being worth the paper they are printed on.

(Photo: Craig Kohlruss/Fresno Bee)

H/T: Deadspin


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