A cool feelgood story: As soon as Doug Walton heard about a rare Honus Wagner baseball card that had been bequeathed to an order of Roman Catholic nuns, he told himself he had to have it. So Walton put in a bid that far exceeded the amount offered by other potential buyers. Walton, of Knoxville, Tenn., will pay $262,000 for the card, which was auctioned off this week by the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the order’s ministries for the poor in 35 countries. The price exceeded the expectations of auctioneers at Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries, who had predicted it would fetch between $150,000 and $200,000. Walton, 35, who owns seven sports card stores in the Southeast, said the story behind the card motivated him to make a generous offer. Go to Yahoo for full story.
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