Card owner now doubts Ruth, Johnson autographs

Updated: February 23, 2006, 6:05 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Demitros thought he had purchased the grand slam of baseball cards.

It was one of a kind, containing the signatures of four of the first five members inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner. The 50-year-old airport planner for Milwaukee paid a whopping $85,000 in an online auction for the prize, figuring it was a "retirement investment."

He had little time to savor his new addition.

Weeks after ...

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