Mickey Mantle Card Helps Solve Break-In

The allure of Mickey Mantle baseball cards can sometimes help solve crimes.

A residential burglary investigation in California could have taken awhile if he victim had nothing but cash in his safe.

Instead, an arrest has been made and Bob Ballew is closer to getting all of his missing stuff back.

Thieves took a strange assortment of items and left some potentially marketable things behind, but they did get his safe which contained about a dozen vintage baseball cards including a late-60s Mickey Mantle.

It was that card which led police in Oregon to connect a burglary there with the one in Colusa County, according to this story in the local paper.