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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1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Yankees RC Rookie HOF WELL CENTERED PSA 4 HIGH#

High Bid: $28,601.00
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2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady ROOKIE RC AUTO #144 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ (PWCC)

High Bid: $16,108.00
Bids: 64
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1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $15,300.00
Bids: 33
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1981 Topps Football Joe Montana ROOKIE RC #216 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $11,255.00
Bids: 13
Time Left:
4d 3h 25m


1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 2.5 GD+ (PWCC)

High Bid: $10,805.00
Bids: 34
Time Left:
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1966 Topps Hockey Bobby Orr ROOKIE RC #35 PSA 7 NRMT (PWCC)

High Bid: $10,600.00
Bids: 20
Time Left:
5d 7h 50m


1957 Topps Football Johnny Unitas ROOKIE RC #138 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ (PWCC)

High Bid: $10,517.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
7h 15m


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

High Bid: $9,255.00
Bids: 29
Time Left:
4d 3h 55m


1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #144 PSA 7 NRMT (PWCC)

High Bid: $9,250.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
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Huge Sports Card Collection EPIC Baseball Football Basketball RC AUTO Vintage

High Bid: $8,999.99
Bids: 1
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1978 Topps #707 Paul Molitor Brewers RC Rookie HOF PSA 10 " SUPER PRISTINE "

High Bid: $7,550.00
Bids: 21
Time Left:
5d 8h 42m


1952 Topps MICKEY MANTLE ROOKIE #311 ... GRADED PSA 2

High Bid: $7,550.00
Bids: 18
Time Left:
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1984 Topps USFL Steve Young ROOKIE RC #52 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $7,400.00
Bids: 10
Time Left:
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AUSTON MATTHEWS 2016/17 THE CUP 2 COLOR ROOKIE PATCH AUTOGRAPH #180 #16/99

High Bid: $7,200.00
Bids: 18
Time Left:
1d 7h 27m


1923 V145-1 Paterson Hockey Bert Corbeau SP ROOKIE RC #25 PSA Altered (PWCC)

High Bid: $7,100.00
Bids: 18
Time Left:
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2003 Exquisite Collection LeBron James ROOKIE RC AUTO PATCH /100 PSA 9

High Bid: $7,000.00
Bids: 1
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2013-14 National Treasures Giannis Antetokounmpo Auto/Patch/RC #9/25 BGS 9

High Bid: $6,666.66
Bids: 35
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1971 Topps Football Joe Greene ROOKIE RC #245 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,500.00
Bids: 38
Time Left:
9h 19m


1958 Topps Football Jim Brown ROOKIE RC #62 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,200.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
7h 22m


1956 Topps Jackie Robinson WHITE BACK #30 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,100.00
Bids: 12
Time Left:
8d 5h 59m


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

High Bid: $6,000.00
Bids: 24
Time Left:
7h 11m


1972 TOPPS FOOTBALL COMPLETE PSA SET PSA 8 PSA 9 1-351!!!!

High Bid: $5,700.00
Bids: 33
Time Left:
5d 21h 41m


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

High Bid: $5,500.00
Bids: 33
Time Left:
4d 5h 27m


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

High Bid: $5,500.00
Bids: 22
Time Left:
4d 5h 27m


1957 Topps Football Johnny Unitas ROOKIE RC #138 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC-HE)

High Bid: $5,451.00
Bids: 21
Time Left:
8d 8h 28m