Last month, Jason LeBlanc, of Newburyport, won the bidding at an auction house in Maine to purchase a recently discovered carte de visite — a small photo mounted on cardboard — of the 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics baseball team.
It’s one of only two such cards in existence (the other is in the Library of Congress), quite possibly the first-ever baseball cards. Next
After fees, LeBlanc paid $92,000 for this evocative bit of American history.
LeBlanc poses with his 4-year-old son Alex and the historic card. Next
The back of the card shows a C.H. Williamson logo. Next
“I do believe it could be a million-dollar card one day,” said LeBlanc. Back to the beginning
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