Dmitri Young is an avid baseball card collector. In fact, his collection includes a total of 497 cards worth an estimated $5 million. So with a hobby priced at such a high value, what is a former MLB player to do? Why not put the money into your own charity? While the gesture sounds like an amazing idea, it also seems a little bit crazy. But it is true. All the proceeds from the upcoming auction will go towards his foundation, The Dmitri D. Young Foundation, "which will work with kids with baseball and softball camps and support of the Boys and Girls Club, among other ventures.
Here's a look into his extensive and expensive collection:
The only 1955 Robert Clemente Topps rookie card ever graded 10 gem mint by PSA (value: $250,000-plus); one of only two 1954 Hank Aaron Topps rookie cards graded 10 gem mint by PSA (value: $250,000-plus); the only 1963 Pete Rose Topps rookie card ever graded 10 gem mint by PSA (value: $75,000-plus); and the only 1969 Reggie Jackson Topps rookie card ever graded 10 gem mint by PSA (value: $30,000-plus).
[via The Big Lead]