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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $2M

WEST BERLIN, N.J., April 6 (UPI) -- Bidding for a 1909 baseball card featuring Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner has topped out at more than $2 million, a New Jersey auction house said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
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Clemente bat sells for $41,825

Clemente bat sells for $41,825

BALTIMORE, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A baseball bat used by Roberto Clemente in the 1960 World Series sold for $41,825 at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

Baseball cards from attic fetch $566k

DEFIANCE, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- An Ohio family said they made $566,132 from auctioning off 37 baseball cards -- including a Honus Wagner and a Cy Young -- found in their grandfather's attic.

Wagner, Plank bolster card-auction lineup

ST. LOUIS, March 25 (UPI) -- A St. Louis-area dealer says he expects a rare Honus Wagner baseball card to fetch around $1 million when it goes on auction this week.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.
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Watercooler Stories

Collector buys card from nuns … 'Robin Hood' offers reward in casino case … N.J. township owes $17,000 for $5 fee … WTF: WikiLeaks Task Force .. Watercooler stories from UPI.

Collector buys card from nuns

HADDONFIELD, N.J., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A New Jersey collector said he bought a rare Honus Wagner baseball card from an order of Baltimore nuns after an auction winner reneged on a $220,000 bid.
Wagner card sells for $262,900

Wagner card sells for $262,900

BALTIMORE, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Baltimore Catholic congregation sold a rare Honus Wagner baseball card for $262,900 through a Dallas auctioneer.

Honus Wagner card fetches $1.62 million

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A 1909 baseball card depicting early Hall-of-Famer Honus Wagner was sold for $1.62 million in Chicago, auctioneers said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Man lied about ball-playing past … Owner flips Wagner card for $2.8 million … Clinton suggests 'first laddie' title … Sex-deprived wife leaves her family … The world as we know it from UPI.

Owner flips Wagner card for $2.8 million

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The famed 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card broke another record recently when it was sold by a California collector for a whopping $2.8 million.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Feb. 2, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2006 with 310 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2006 with 332 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2005 with 310 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2005 with 332 to follow.
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Ruth bat sold for $1.26 million

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A baseball bat Babe Ruth once used to hit a home run sold at auction Thursday for $1.26 million.
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