Darren Rovell dropped some interesting baseball card news on Friday:
Mantle 1952 Topps card sold for record $525,800 last night. Price of highest sale up 1120% since 1996, factoring for inflation.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 11, 2015
That's a crazy amount of money to pay for one baseball card, even if it's 63 years old and highlights a baseball legend. Normal people would assume that a single rich person bought that card. Hell, it might have been Martin Shkreli, the much loathed pharmaceutical exec who recently bought the $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album. That's believable.
But what if -- now hear me out, here -- the Illuminati bought it? It's not far-fetched. Think about it. Here are my reasons:
1. The association with the number of the Devil
The number of figures in the price: 6
The number of letters in "MICKEY": 6
The number of letters in "MANTLE": 6
2. There's a triangle embedded in the "A" of "MANTLE."
3. MORE DEVIL ASSOCIATION
The last time the price was high was 1996, the year after Mantle died, therefore...
4. One of Mickey Mantle's nicknames was "The Commerce Comet."
And you know how the Illuminati managed to get a hold of his expensive card? Commerce. CUE MUSIC.
5. The Yankees logo contains all the letters in "ILLUMINATI":
6. I can't afford to buy that card, so it must have been the Illuminati.
Stay woke, everyone.