The 1869 Peck & Snyder card we’ve been chronicling wound up on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night…along with its current owner, Bernice Gallego.
The 72 year-old owner of Fresno’s Collectique listed the card on eBay, only to discover it was worth a lot more than her $9.99 opening bid. She pulled the card and it’s now in a special auction via Memory Lane.
Gallego told Leno she wrestled with the decision to pull the auction, believing that once it was up, it should stay up. After speaking with a nearby collector/dealer/promoter, Rick Mirigian, she opted to leave eBay behind in search of a better offer.
If you missed the show, here’s a link to the streaming video on the Tonight Show website. (she’s the second guest of the night)