A Spring Hill, Florida man with a long rap sheet is facing several new counts of theft after Hernando County sheriff’s investigators say they nabbed him selling stolen vintage sports cards on eBay.
Robert Benson was already in jail facing eight stolen property counts from an April 30 arrest. Now he’s looking at seven more after the sheriff’s office recovered a Bart Starr rookie card, a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie and a 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax rookie allegedly stolen from a home near his own. The three cards sold for nearly $2,000.
According to media reports, the 30-year-old used the eBay ID 2010cardguy.
He was charged earlier this month with stealing and attempting to sell other stolen sports cards, kaleidoscopes and other property online.
Benson is no longer a registered user according to eBay records.
Hernando County jail records also show Benson was also arrested in March on two counts of grand theft and has also been charged with driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence, animal cruelty, possession of a controlled substance, corruption, trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Benson is in the Hernando County Jail.