A Massachusetts collector snared a big catch from 2009 Topps Triple Threads baseball while buying packs at his local card shop.
Aaron Norton, a collector living in Tewksbury, Massachusetts took a chance on a box of 2009 Topps Triple Threads last month.
It was money well spent.
Like a lucky lottery player, Norton pulled one of the best inserts Topps has ever produced: a triple relic Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig autographed booklet card.
“I looked at the back, and it said Ruth and Gehrig, and my hands started shaking,” Norton said.
While estimates on its value are hard to define, the local paper went along with early estimates and offered up some photos and coverage of the big pull, which took place at Batter Up, a local card shop.