Numbers: Jun. 13, 2005

762,197 Attendance at the first 24 home games of baseball's Washington Nationals

748,550 Total attendance last season at all 80 home games of the team, when it was the Montreal Expos

3.4% Increase in U.S. consumer spending on books in 2004, compared with 2003

17.3% Increase in consumer spending on religious books during the same period, accounting for most of the overall change

$525,000 Price paid last week for a misprinted "inverted Jenny" stamp from 1918, the highest amount ever for a 20th century U.S. stamp

$170,000 Presale estimate of the selling price, before 15 phone bidders called in

80 YEARS...

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