A West Virginia man is suing his sister for a missing card collection that reportedly contained more than 250,000 cards and was worth as much as $147,000.
The collection includes lots of rare items, including cards of Lou Gehrig, Roberto Clemente and Jackie Robinson. Mehall said he also had several cards that were more than 100 years old and valued at $6,000 each.
Michael Mehall of Scottdale, West Virginia, says his sister, Marlene Wesolowsky, stole the card collection that had been stored at the house of their mother after she passed away in 2004.
"I’m not in it for the money," Mehall told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I just want this to pass on to my son. This was me growing up."
The Tribune-Review obtained court records which indicated that Wesolowsky, through an attorney, denied she ever had possession of the baseball card collection.
Wesolowsky, who served as executrix for the estate of her mother, also faces criminal charges after her five siblings claimed the money from their mother's $677,216 estate was not distributed properly.
(H/T to Off the Bench)