FOUND > Attic Cards Fetch $879,000

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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1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $21,600.00
Bids: 58
Time Left:
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2003 Ultimate Collection LeBron James ROOKIE RC AUTO /250 #127 BGS 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $19,300.00
Bids: 63
Time Left:
2d 10h 2m


1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $18,600.00
Bids: 33
Time Left:
2d 8h 54m


2001 Playoff Contenders Drew Brees ROOKIE RC AUTO #124 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $16,300.00
Bids: 21
Time Left:
3d 10h 9m


2000 Leaf Limited Edition Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /50 #378 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $13,095.00
Bids: 42
Time Left:
3d 9h 58m


2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Blue Refractor /150 ROOKIE RC AUTO BGS 9

High Bid: $13,050.00
Bids: 50
Time Left:
4d 1h 45m


1991 Topps Desert Shield Chipper Jones ROOKIE RC #333 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $12,900.00
Bids: 53
Time Left:
9h 5m


2013 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Aaron Judge ROOKIE RC AUTO /25 PSA 10 (PWCC)

High Bid: $12,350.00
Bids: 19
Time Left:
1d 9h


1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 SGC 10 GEM (PWCC)

High Bid: $12,100.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
2d 8h 54m


2017 Panini Contenders Cracked Ice Patrick Mahomes II RC AUTO /25 PSA 10 (PWCC)

High Bid: $11,859.00
Bids: 62
Time Left:
3d 11h 12m


1998 SP Authentic Sign Of Times Gold Die-Cut Michael Jordan AUTO PSA 10 (PWCC)

High Bid: $11,511.00
Bids: 62
Time Left:
2d 9h 41m


2005 Playoff Contenders Aaron Rodgers ROOKIE RC AUTO #101 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $10,100.00
Bids: 31
Time Left:
3d 10h 24m


Drew Brees 2001 Playoff Contenders #124 Rookie Autograph PSA 10 Gem Mint

High Bid: $10,000.00
Bids: 4
Time Left:
5d 4h 20m


2017 National Treasures Jayson Tatum ROOKIE RC AUTO PATCH /99 #103 PSA 10 (PWCC)

High Bid: $9,880.00
Bids: 23
Time Left:
2d 11h 1m


2016 Panini Flawless Diamond Gem Ben Simmons ROOKIE RC /25 #6 PSA 10 GEM (PWCC)

High Bid: $9,300.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
2d 10h 49m


1994 SP Foil Die-Cut Alex Rodriguez ROOKIE RC #15 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $9,100.00
Bids: 42
Time Left:
9h 37m


2016-17 Upper Deck The Cup True Rookie Patch Auto Auston Matthews /99 BGS 9.5

High Bid: $8,773.94
Bids: 14
Time Left:
6d 8h 14m


2011 Topps Update Target Red Border Mike Trout ROOKIE RC #US175 PSA 10 (PWCC)

High Bid: $8,700.00
Bids: 50
Time Left:
1d 8h 44m


2009 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Mike Trout ROOKIE RC AUTO /150 BGS 8.5 (PWCC)

High Bid: $8,646.00
Bids: 31
Time Left:
11h 6m


1981 Topps Football Joe Montana ROOKIE RC #216 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $8,600.00
Bids: 11
Time Left:
3d 9h 24m


2017-18 National Treasures Jayson Tatum Celtics RPA RC Patch AUTO /99 BGS 9.5

High Bid: $8,000.00
Bids: 18
Time Left:
2d 11h 19m


1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson PSA 8

High Bid: $7,500.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 8h 51m


1997 SPx Grand Finale Michael Jordan /50 #6 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $7,319.00
Bids: 41
Time Left:
2d 9h 34m


2016 National Treasures Ben Simmons ROOKIE RC /99 #53 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $7,200.00
Bids: 32
Time Left:
2d 10h 47m


1986 Topps Football Jerry Rice ROOKIE RC #161 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $7,000.00
Bids: 27
Time Left:
3d 9h 34m