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Strike 3: Man Loses Appeal Over Baseball Cards

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DETROIT (AP) - A man who claims the U.S. Postal Service lost rare baseball cards worth $165,000 has struck out at the federal appeals court.

The court says immunity applies to the Postal Service in this case, citing a law that lists few exceptions. Anthony Johnson says mint baseball cards of Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron and Joe DiMaggio were stolen from his Detroit home by a guest in 2009 and shipped to California.

The package may have been found, but the cards and other valuables were missing.

Johnson says he couldn’t insure the contents of the package because the items were taken without his consent. But the appeals court says that fact still doesn’t help him overcome the Postal Service’s immunity.

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