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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2007 Topps Chrome White Refractor Kevin Durant ROOKIE RC /99 #131 PSA 10 (PWCC)

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2015 Upper Deck Young Guns Connor McDavid ROOKIE #201 BGS 10 BLACK LABEL (PWCC)

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1952 Topps MICKEY MANTLE ROOKIE #311 ... GRADED PSA 1 (MK)

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2014 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Mookie Betts RC Rookie AUTO 2/25 BGS 9.5

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2014 Bowman Chrome Purple Refractor Mookie Betts RC Rookie AUTO 9/10 BGS 9.5

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2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Auto Mike Trout BGS 9.5 10 Gem Mint

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