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1903 World Series program auctioned for $241,500

Updated: November 15, 2011, 9:38 AM ET
By Paul Lukas

Let's say you buy something for a nickel. Then you sell it for $241,500. That's a 4.83 million percent return. Sounds like a pretty good investment, right?

Just one catch: You have to wait over a century to cash in.

That's one way of looking at the 1903 World Series program that was recently sold by the memorabilia dealer Hunt Auctions. Originally sold for 5 cents at Exposition Park in Pittsburgh (that's where the Pirates played in those days), it was estimated by Hunt to ...

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