Hitting it out of the park: Baseball card legacy could smash records

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By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When Florida physician Thomas Newman died of COVID-19, he left his family a huge legacy – a collection of sports cards worth some $20 million, including a Babe Ruth card that could set a new world record. It was love, not money, that drove Newman when he started his collection some 40 years ago, traveling the United States to trade at conventions and storing his cards in a safe at his Tampa home. “He loved his paper babies,” said his widow Nancy Newman. “He got such joy out of it.” Newman, who died in January at age 73, kept the collection of more than …

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