Collector finds rare 1921 Babe Ruth baseball card, buys for $2

SPARKS, NV (KRNV/CNN) - A baseball card collector says he found a rare Babe Ruth baseball card in a Nevada shop last month.

Dale Ball was visiting from the Fresno, CA, area but says he went into the small shop to sell a couple of Sacagawea coins.

Ball said he couldn't believe the card was only $8. But the owner of the store thought it was a fake and sold it to ball for just $2.

Ball took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model.

"I didn't even know what to say," he said. "I had tears running down my face. I can't even imagine the feeling."

Ball says he's turned down three multi-million dollar offers to buy the card.

The man says he took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model.
The man says he took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model. (KRNV/CNN)

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