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Dentist’s Collection of Baseball Memorabilia Goes Up in Flames

Dr. Wayne Fischer likes being a dentist.  He just didn’t want patients to feel like they were in a dentist’s office.  A baseball fan and a history buff, Fischer used his suburban St. Louis office to show off a collection of baseball memorabilia he had accumulated over the years.  Late last week, most of it was gone–or ruined.

A fire broke out in the basement of the old home where the office was located after a 150-gallon oil tank in the basement leaked and caught fire according to  Maplewood Fire Chief Terry Merrell.

Crews responded and the flames disappeared but hours later, they re-ignited.
Focused on the Cardinals, the collection included a Babe Ruth autograph, dozens of signed baseballs and more.
In this story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, though, the 63-year-old collector was more concerned about his patients.
KSDK also covered the fire.  Watch their story below.

 

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