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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2009 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Mike Trout ROOKIE RC AUTO /150 PSA 9 MT (PWCC)

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2000 Bowman Chrome Refractor Tom Brady ROOKIE RC #236 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT (PWCC)

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2002 Topps Super Bowl Tom Brady AUTO PATCH /150 #SBMVP PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

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1986-87 Fleer Basketball Complete Set PSA/BGS 9 MINT With STICKERS! 143 CARDS!

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2009 Bowman Chrome Refractor Mike Trout ROOKIE RC AUTO /500 BGS 9.5 GEM (PWCC)

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2003 Exquisite Collection LeBron James RC PSA/DNA 10 AUTO PATCH /100 PSA 9(PWCC)

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2001 Playoff Contenders Drew Brees ROOKIE RC AUTO #124 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

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2009 Bowman Sterling Gold Refractor Mike Trout ROOKIE RC AUTO /50 BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

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2013 Bowman Chrome Purple Refractor Aaron Judge ROOKIE AUTO /10 BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

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1996 SPx Force Die-Cut Michael Jordan PSA/DNA 10 AUTO #A2 PSA Auth (PWCC)

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2016 Panini Flawless Diamond Gems Ben Simmons ROOKIE RC /25 #6 BGS 9.5 (PWCC)

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