Nov 20, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT
Did you recently buy a T206 Piedmont Tris Speaker baseball card? If so, it may belong to Michael Mehall, who is suing his sister for allegedly selling off his boyhood card collection. Mehall is blaming his sister, Marlene Wesolowsky of West Virginia, for grabbing up the $677,216 estate of their mother, who passed away in 2004. The money was supposed do be divided equally among six siblings, according to court records.
The estate includes a baseball card collection Mehall says is worth $147,000. It was stored in his mother’s home.
Selling off a guy’s baseball card collection? That’s just cold-blooded, if that happened. Even worse: using them as coasters during bridge club, which I imagine is what she’s doing with them.
He says his collection included more than 250,000 cards including some T206s, several complete sets from the 1960s and 70s, numerous star cards like Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson and more.
The oldest cards in the set dated to 1909 and included ones for Bill O’Hara and Tris Speaker that were valued at $6,000 each when the civil lawsuit was filed.
“I’m not in it for the money,” Michael Mehall said. “I just want this to pass on to my son. This was me growing up.”
Then why were they at your mother’s house again?
Side note: you don’t see a lot of parents naming their sons Tris anymore, do you? That’s a shame.
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