Pre-Civil War Baseball Card Goes for Over $100K at Auction - NBC 7 San Diego

Pre-Civil War Baseball Card Goes for Over $100K at Auction

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    Pre-Civil War Baseball Card Goes for Over $100K at Auction
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    A pre Civil War baseball card, dating to around 1860, was auctioned in Chicago in Thursday.

    An heirloom of a baseball player that is over 150 years old was sold at an auction in Chicago Thursday. 

    The baseball card was passed down in the family for generations, until being sold for $179,250, according to NBC News. The Brooklyn Atlantics card was from roughly 1860. It was sold at a sports collector's auction.

    The card had remained in the family of Archibald McMahon, an outfielder for the Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn. The team was one of the first of baseball's first organized league. 

    Among other things sold at the auction included shoes worn by Muhammad Ali and a Yankees jersey worn by Mickey Mantle.