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Card collection featuring Babe Ruth could smash records when it goes to auction

Posted at 5:58 PM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 22:47:54-04

A Babe Ruth baseball card could set a new world record soon.

A Florida man who amassed a sports card collection worth around $20 million died recently from COVID-19.

Thomas Newman left his family his stash, which includes a 1933 Babe Ruth card that auctioneers believe could break the $5.2 million record for a card.

The family will auction it off next month.

Newman's son said his dad bought the card about two decades ago for a fraction of the price it is now worth and has turned down hundreds of offers since.

This story originally reported by Robin Dich and Jay Strubberg on Newsy.com.