Retiree Seeks Return On 10,000 Obama Front Pages

(AP) A Washington state retiree is making a $5,000 bet that Barack Obama's election will lead to prosperity.

Sixty-seven-year-old Thomas Baldwin bought 10,000 copies Wednesday of The Bellingham Herald's election wrap-up edition. The front page carries a photo of the Democratic president-elect and the headline "Obama wins."

At 50 cents a copy, it cost Baldwin $5,000. But he thinks he could net a profit someday if the paper becomes a collector's item.

The Herald still had the plates for the publication when Baldwin called and was able to fill his special order.

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