Midas Touch: Collector Doug Felber Strikes Vintage Gold in 2012 Golden Age Baseball
by Tracy Hackler

Nebraska collector Doug Felber turned 62 yesterday. But his birthday card -- hand-picked by Felber himself -- actually arrived days before, on Christmas eve inside Sports Center Cards & Collectibles in Omaha. That's when Felber experienced nothing less than the pull of a lifetime from a box of Panini America's 2012 Golden Age Baseball.

Admittedly, Felber nearly fell off his stool when he pulled his so-called "holy grail" . . . an original 1933 Goudey #53 Babe Ruth Rookie Card, the centerpiece of Golden Age's BuyBack program and one of the greatest sports cards in existence. For the record, the suggested retail price for that particular pack of 2012 Golden Age Baseball was $3. The current Beckett value for Felber's Ruth? $8,000