(CBS/AP) NEW YORK CITY - A California man who tried to sell a bogus "Babe Ruth glove" for $200,000 pleaded guilty to wire fraud Thursday and is staring at a long prison sentence.
The Babe wasn't really known for his defense, either.
Irving Scheib, 50, bought the 19th century glove on eBay for $750 in January, according to the government. Prosecutors also said Scheib claimed that the late actor Robert Young of "Father Knows Best," had the glove for a time.
The feds say Scheib is married to one of Young's granddaughters.
Prosecutors told the AP a buyer backed out of the $200,000 sale when Scheib refused to notarize a letter authenticating the glove. An investigator had posed as the buyer.
Scheib faces up to 20 years of prison for one count of wire fraud at sentencing on Oct. 30.