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Photo showing Billy the Kid playing croquet in 1878 authenticated, was bought near Fresno

This 4x5 photo is believed to depict Billy the Kid.
This 4x5 photo is believed to depict Billy the Kid.

A company claims it has authenticated a newly discovered photo featuring notorious outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang hanging out and play croquet.

Randy Guijarro purchased the photo at Clovis Sports Cards & Collectibles in 2010 for 88 cents, store owner Brad Stoops told the Clovis Independent. Kagin’s, a rare coin and collectibles dealer, verified the tintype was a picture of Billy the Kid.

A two-hour special investigating the photo, “Billy the Kid: New Evidence” narrated by Kevin Costner, will premiere 9 p.m Sunday on National Geographic Channel.

READ: How the picture went from being bought in a junk shop to an authenticated $5 million sensation

The gunslinger claimed to have killed 21 men with his gang.

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