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.

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Man finds one-of-a-kind baseball card
BETHESDA, MD - OCTOBER 3: Bertram R. Abramson, 99, is a lifelong Washingtonian and a longtime baseball fan. Abramson attended a World Series game at Griffith Stadium in 1924, the year Washington won its first and only world championship. Abramson holds a baseball that was signed by some of the old Washington Nationals (including Walter Johnson), as well as some other famous ballplayers, including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. His brother, Irving, got the signatures and owned the ball; he shellacked it at one point, and Abramson is still mad about that because it killed the ball's value!(Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - 1927: New York Yankees team photograph featuring Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel, Tony Lazzeri and Herb Pennock. (Sports Studio Photos/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 31: Louisville Slugger's walk of fame honors Babe Ruth with baseball bat and home plate plaque on May 31, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - UNDATED: Babe Ruth checks out the fowl he shot on a hunting trip in Pennsylvania. (Sports Studio Photos/Getty Images)
BASEBALL QUIZ -- Pictured: (l-r) Host/baseball player Babe Ruth with young fans in 1944 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BASEBALL QUIZ -- Pictured: (l-r) Host/baseball player Babe Ruth with young fans in 1944 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
A baseball autographed by legendary player Babe Ruth is seen on display on April 11, 2012 at the Smithsonian Mueseum of American History in Washington, DC, during the press preview for “American Stories,” a new exhibition showcasing stories about the American experience, which opens on April 12. The exhibition features more than 100 objects, which take visitors on a chronological view of US history that spans the Pilgrims’ 1620 arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts , through the 2008 Presidential election. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - UNDATED: Babe Ruth starring in 'the Babe Comes Home'. Photographed in Los Angeles at Wrigley Field. (Sports Studio Photos/Getty Images)

"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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