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Man finds one-of-a-kind baseball card

Pennsylvania Man Finds One-of-a-Kind Baseball Card

Baseball card collecting can be a lot like playing the lottery. And if that's the case, a Lancaster man who says he's been collecting cards since he was 6-years-old just hit the jackpot.

"The first pack I ever opened was 1959 football cards," said Greg Gehman. While Gehman has owned a lot of cards, he's never found one like this. "I think it's the best card there is."

Stacey Whisman of Wheatland Auction Services agrees.

"Babe Ruth, whether you're a sports fan or a complete non-sports fan, you know who Babe Ruth is." Whisman, who is auctioning off Greg's card for him says what makes this card especially valuable -- besides belonging to Babe Ruth -- is the clear signature. The signing has been graded a 9 out of 10, which is an exceptionally rare score. Autographs of this quality aren't seen often.

The autograph was actually pulled from a letter that the Bambino wrote himself. He even spelled sincerely wrong. "It's a 1-of-1 card. It's one of a kind," said Whisman

It's important to note though, that Greg didn't just pull his card from a run-of-the-mill 3-dollar pack. He pulled his Babe Ruth from a 50-dollar-a-pack Topps Museum Collection. But, since the card is estimated to be worth anywhere from 6-to-15 thousand dollars...we'd say it was a good investment.

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grizzleigh August 18 2014 at 9:40 AM

He didn't spell "sincerely" wrong. His lowercase "r"s just look like "e"s. Compare to the "e" in "Babe."

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dimag736yo grizzleigh August 18 2014 at 5:18 PM

You're right

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Shawn August 18 2014 at 9:45 AM

The word "sincerely" was spelled correctly. Look at the 2 "E's." They are capital/upper case E's with a lower-case "r" in between.

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JOE August 18 2014 at 1:44 PM

The GREAT BAMBINO did NOT spell sincerely wrong.... I agree with everyone else here about the spelling. The Bambinos letter e and r look similar but loooook closer and you cane see the difference........Babe hit a homer and the reporter STRUCK OUT.

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lthrnck68 August 18 2014 at 5:51 PM

Proofreader, take note. The card is graded 9.5, not 9.

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hellsmagnet August 18 2014 at 11:00 AM

it's a card or a letter ??? stupid confusing story , typical attempt to get you to look at the article for no reason .

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suitman36 hellsmagnet August 18 2014 at 2:40 PM

got you, then, huh? i guess you took the bait.....again!!!

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hellsmagnet suitman36 August 18 2014 at 8:23 PM

the same way i got your mom last night twit .

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JOE August 18 2014 at 1:48 PM

roadzz , to get the top stories you have to be on the golf course like the lyin king.

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alracers1fan JOE August 18 2014 at 4:03 PM

Joe, it's to bad our party couldn't nominate someone that could beat this "lyin king."

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dimag736yo August 18 2014 at 5:18 PM

Can understand thinking word was misspelled, but closer look indicates it is spelled correctly, just that Ruth had a little different way of writing script letters...this card was deliberately placed in a pack...if there was a 1-of-a-kind feature, it probably would have been retained

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virtualblair August 18 2014 at 5:23 PM

what a great way to hide a stolen card ...I'm just saying

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kent_hern August 18 2014 at 5:30 PM

Another poorly written AOL article, possibly written by a twelve year old.

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endmill44 August 18 2014 at 7:49 AM

There are people know that have found alot of things worth money in garage sales.

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