Nicholas DePace, of Haddonfield, stepped in Monday to buy the card from a group of Roman Catholic nuns in Baltimore who sold the century-old Honus Wagner card to raise money for their ministries.
The auction received worldwide attention last month. Even though the card was in poor condition, it went for $220,000.
Winning bidder Doug Walton of Knoxville, Tenn., didn’t pay up.
So the cardiologist agreed on Monday to step in and buy it.
The major sports memorabilia collector told The Philadelphia Inquirer he’s hoping to launch a museum in Collingswood, N.J., or Philadelphia.