SOLD - $879,000 for Cards Found in Attic

Discovered in Beer Box... Hidden for Decades

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This single box (pictured) fetched $521,180 on its own.

June 16, 2017
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO (VIDEO) - Mile High Card Company reports, a collection of vintage sports cards, found hidden in an attic for decades, have collectively fetched $879,229 at auction.

As we reported earlier. The boxes, still sealed in original factory packaging from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, is a tremendous find in the world of sports cards. Because it represents some of the most collectible cards in baseball, basketball, and football. One box, a nearly complete set of 1948 Bowman baseball cards, sold for $521,180 on its own.

In an article for Forbes, David Seideman reported, the collection of 9-boxes was found stored inside a beer box, in an attic, by a man who's uncle had recently passed away. The Uncle, had once owned a company which produced non-sports bubblegum cards for popular 1960s TV shows. Reportedly, the uncle may have purchased the cards for research purposes.

More Big Finds

Not too long ago, we reported on seven rare baseball cards found in a crumpled paper bag during a house cleaning last month, which fetched $3 million.

And in 2014, Antiques Roadshow discovered a million dollar archive containing early baseball cards with related memorabilia.

As with all the treasures we track, just when it seems like everything's been found. Something new turns up, astonishing collectors worldwide.

Auction Details

Mile High Card Company sold the collection in an online auction which ended June 16, 2017. The total amount fetched for the collection was $879,229. The individual box sales prices are listed below. All prices include the buyer's premium.

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2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $15,300.00
Bids: 52
Time Left:
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1998 Playoff Contenders Ticket Peyton Manning ROOKIE RC AUTO #87 PSA 9 MT (PWCC)

High Bid: $13,100.00
Bids: 28
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1952 Topps #189 GRY Pete Reiser Indians - GRAY BACK- PSA 5 (Only one higher)

High Bid: $9,999.99
Bids: 1
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2000 Bowman Chrome Refractor Tom Brady ROOKIE RC #236 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $8,988.88
Bids: 32
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1985 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Mario Lemieux ROOKIE RC #9 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $8,900.00
Bids: 22
Time Left:
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1958 Topps Football Jim Brown ROOKIE RC #62 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

High Bid: $8,100.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
3d 18h 19m


peyton manning, playoff contenders autographed rookie card,

High Bid: $8,100.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
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TOM BRADY 2000 CONTENDERS #144 ROOKIE TICKET BGS 9 MINT AUTO 10 RC - PATRIOTS!!

High Bid: $8,000.00
Bids: 6
Time Left:
21h 36m


HANK AARON 1954 TOPPS #128 - RC - MILWAUKEE BRAVES - PSA 8 - NRMINT-MINT!!!

High Bid: $8,000.00
Bids: 16
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1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie

High Bid: $7,000.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
1d 8h 26m


2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady ROOKIE RC AUTO #144 BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,801.11
Bids: 23
Time Left:
3d 23h 28m


2000 SP AUTHENTIC TOM BRADY TRUE GEM MINT BGS rc rookie #118 high subs

High Bid: $6,600.00
Bids: 11
Time Left:
1d 21h 25m


1957 Topps Football Bart Starr ROOKIE RC #119 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,600.00
Bids: 32
Time Left:
3d 18h 10m


1971 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Ken Dryden ROOKIE RC #45 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,600.00
Bids: 15
Time Left:
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2004-05 SP Authentic Michael Jordan Kobe LeBron James Garnett 8/10 AUTO BGS 9.5

High Bid: $6,150.00
Bids: 24
Time Left:
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2005 SP Quadruple Michael Jordan LeBron James Kobe Bryant AUTO /10 (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,100.00
Bids: 28
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21h 18m


1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,100.00
Bids: 21
Time Left:
7d 22h 37m


2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,000.00
Bids: 19
Time Left:
3d 23h 33m


2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 SGC 10/98 GEM (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,000.00
Bids: 60
Time Left:
3d 23h 33m


2003 Topps Chrome Refractor LeBron James ROOKIE RC #111 BGS 10 PRISTINE (PWCC)

High Bid: $5,500.00
Bids: 24
Time Left:
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1957 Topps Football Johnny Unitas ROOKIE RC #138 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

High Bid: $5,307.00
Bids: 21
Time Left:
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2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady ROOKIE RC AUTO #144 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

High Bid: $5,300.00
Bids: 19
Time Left:
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Michael Jordan 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Used Jerseys GJ13 BGS 9 1992 All Star

High Bid: $5,001.00
Bids: 27
Time Left:
3d 23h 2m


1958 Topps Football Bart Starr #66 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $4,550.00
Bids: 38
Time Left:
3d 18h 19m


2014-15 National Treasures Andrew Wiggins RPA RC 4-Color Patch AUTO /99 BGS 9.5

High Bid: $4,550.00
Bids: 21
Time Left:
7d 21h 19m