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Cops Make Drug Bust; Find Mickey Mantle

Police in the Philiadelphia suburbs are wondering if one man’s nice collection of baseball memorabilia may have been funded by another "hobby".

A 59 year-old man from Bristol Township, PA has been arrested on charges of selling prescription drugs to undercover officers.

However, it’s what investigators found after the booking the unemployed man that has them even more interested.

A search of Ira Gutchin’s home turned up a Corvette–and what police say is a substantial collection of baseball memorabilia including Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio autographs, unopened boxes of vintage cards and much more.

PhillyBurbs.com spells out the story–and what happens to the proceeds if the baseball booty is found to be ill-gotten.

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Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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