Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good to Him

For one 89-year-old man, a lifetime of collecting baseball cards delivered a solid return this past weekend: $1.5 million dollars and counting. Lionel Carter of Evanston, Ill., sold a portion of his 50,000-card collection at auction.

Among the lots: the 1951 rookie card for Mickey Mantle.

"I would still rather have the cards than money," Carter told NPR's Robert Siegel.

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