BIDDEFORD, ME – For collectors of baseball memorabilia, it doesn’t get much better than this, a photo of the Brooklyn Atlantics taken back in 1865 and it’s considered the first dated baseball card.
A guy found it at a garage sale in an old photo album.
It was auctioned off in Maine for $92,000.
Lacey Gagne works at the Saco River Auction House said, “We just feel so blessed that we. I mean, to be in this business, and to get a chance to hold something in your hand that potentially nobody’s held in their hand is just, it’s huge.’
Turns out the 148-year-old baseball card is one of only two photos known to exist.
The other one ended up at the Library of Congress.
Jason LeBlanc of Newburyport, Massachusetts is now the owner of one of the rarest baseball cards ever.
It was bought by LeBlanc as an investment for his young son.