BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Pieces of sports history dating back to 1867 are on sale Tuesday at The Saco River Auction Company. At last years auction,a 148 year-old baseball card sold for $92,000.
The oldest item is a ticket to the National Baseball Association of Baseball Players convention in Philadelphia. That convention marked the beginning of institutionalized racial segregation. At the meeting, the rules committee voted to ban teams with black players.
"Items come through marketing we do and people find us through the internet. Once they know we deal with the goods and we have the money, they'll find us," said owner of the auction house Floyd Hartford.
Other items of interest include a 1870's season ticket for the Athletic Baseball Club of Philadelphia and a painting of Cy Young in a Red Sox Uniform believed to date back to the 1900's. The Cy Young painting was found rolled up in a basement. Hartford said it is Americana folk art and one of a kind.
"We have some Red Sox executives after it. Hopefully it will be in an office in Boston. It will bring in thousands," said Hatford.
Those interestedcan bid online, over the phoneor in the audience. The auctionbegins at 5 p.m.