GROSSE POINTE (WWJ/AP) – A Detroit-area baseball card collector has a question for the U.S. Postal Service: Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

Anthony Johnson is suing the agency, claiming it lost his jewelry and card collection valued at $329,000. He said the valuables were stolen in 2009 by a house guest and shipped to California.

Johnson said he alerted the Postal Service, which intercepted the goods. But the 43-year-old Grosse Pointe man said postal authorities only returned $30,000 in cash, not his stolen jewelry or baseball cards.

The memorabilia include mint cards of DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron.

Johnson told the Detroit Free Press it’s been a “three-year runaround.” The Postal Service has denied any negligence. Johnson says the collection was sent to an Atlanta postal site where it sat for months.

Today’s whereabouts? Unknown.

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