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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1933 Goudey #144 Babe Ruth PSA 8 NM-MT New York Yankees HOF The Bambino WOW!!!

High Bid: $30,101.00
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1969 Topps Reggie Jackson ROOKIE RC #260 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $21,544.00
Bids: 24
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1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $19,200.00
Bids: 38
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1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $19,199.00
Bids: 41
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1986 Fleer Basketball Michael Jordan ROOKIE RC #57 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $17,600.00
Bids: 26
Time Left:
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2000 Tom Brady SP Authentic PSA 10! Greatest Of All Time! GOAT!

High Bid: $15,250.00
Bids: 1
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2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady ROOKIE RC /1250 #118 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $13,600.00
Bids: 14
Time Left:
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2000 Leaf Limited Edition #378 Tom Brady Patriots RC Rookie 27/50 PSA 10 POP 3

High Bid: $13,350.00
Bids: 38
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2015-16 Panini Flawless Karl-Anthony Towns RC AUTO NBA LOGOMAN PATCH 1/1 (PWCC)

High Bid: $11,100.00
Bids: 46
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08-09 LEBRON JAMES AUTO EXQUISITE LIMITED LOGOS PATCH /23

High Bid: $9,100.00
Bids: 36
Time Left:
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1952 Topps SETBREAK Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 1 PR (PWCC)

High Bid: $9,100.00
Bids: 65
Time Left:
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1966 Topps Hockey Bobby Orr ROOKIE RC #35 PSA 7 NRMT (PWCC)

High Bid: $8,800.00
Bids: 24
Time Left:
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1981 Topps Football Joe Montana ROOKIE RC #216 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $8,600.00
Bids: 17
Time Left:
3d 10h 59m


2000 Bowman Chrome Refractor Tom Brady ROOKIE RC #236 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $7,935.00
Bids: 19
Time Left:
3d 11h 14m


1986 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan RC Rookie HOF BGS 9.5 w/ 10 " LOOKS UNDERGRADED "

High Bid: $7,877.77
Bids: 26
Time Left:
3d 10h 14m


1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA 1 PR (PWCC)

High Bid: $7,601.00
Bids: 24
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2001 Bowman Chrome Refractor Albert Pujols RC AUTO 5/500 " JERSEY # " BGS 9.5

High Bid: $7,600.00
Bids: 17
Time Left:
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2000 Bowman Chrome Refractor Tom Brady ROOKIE RC #236 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

High Bid: $6,935.00
Bids: 24
Time Left:
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2017 Bowman Chrome Ronald Acuna AUTO RC Braves Blue Refractor *BLACK LABEL*

High Bid: $6,750.00
Bids: 41
Time Left:
1d 11h 6m


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

High Bid: $6,600.00
Bids: 20
Time Left:
3d 11h 17m


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

High Bid: $6,000.00
Bids: 22
Time Left:
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Mike Trout - 2009 Bowman Chrome Refractor Autograph #277/500 - BGS 9.5 Gem Mint

High Bid: $5,927.00
Bids: 41
Time Left:
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1958 Topps Football Jim Brown ROOKIE RC #62 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

High Bid: $5,832.00
Bids: 30
Time Left:
3d 10h 51m


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

High Bid: $5,730.00
Bids: 27
Time Left:
3d 11h 17m


2000 Tom Brady Playoff Contenders RC Rookie Ticket SP Auto BGS 8.5 AUTO 10

High Bid: $5,645.00
Bids: 49
Time Left:
1d 8h 45m