North Little Rock's John Rogers: The Man Behind the $1.62 Million Baseball Card

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 12:00 am  

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On the evening of the auction, Rogers as phoned in his bid, the price kept climbing and passed the $1.2 million mark.

"I said, 'To hell with it, I'm going to buy it,'" Rogers said.

Soon it reached $1.25 million. Then $1.275 million. Later it was up to $1.3 million.

But every time Rogers was outbid, his wife, Angelica, encouraged him to keep going. And he did.

Now that Rogers has had the card for several months, he said he's still weighing offers about what to do with it. He receives inquires from representatives of potential buyers practically every day.

"As much as it was a dream come true," Rogers said, "again, it goes back to the thing that I'm doing this for: a living."







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