FOUND > Attic Cards May Fetch $1 Million

Kept in a Beer Box for Decades

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This box (pictured) is just a part of the collection, and it may fetch $500,000 on its own.

June 6, 2017
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO (VIDEO) - Mile High Card Company reports, boxes of undisturbed vintage sports cards have been found hidden away in an attic for decades. The collection may fetch over $1 million at auction.

The boxes, dating from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, represent a huge find in the world of sports memorabilia. Because the cards are still sealed in their original factory packaging, and contain some of the most collectible cards in baseball, basketball, and football. Reportedly, just one box, a nearly full set of 1948 Bowman baseball cards, is expected to fetch up to $500,000 on its own.

In an article for Forbes, David Seideman reports, the boxes were found in an attic, inside a beer box, by a man who's uncle had recently passed away. The Uncle had owned a company which produced non-sports bubblegum cards for popular TV shows in the 1960s. He (the uncle) had apparently purchased the sports cards for the purpose of research.

More Million Dollar Finds Out There?

Just last month, we reported on seven rare baseball cards that were found in a crumpled paper bag during a house cleaning. Those cards fetched $3 million.

Then, back in 2014, we watched Antiques Roadshow discover a million dollar archive containing early baseball cards with related memorabilia.

As with all the treasures we track, just when it seems like everything possible has been found. Something new turns up, astonishing collectors worldwide.

Mile High Auction Details

The cards featured in this story are currently listed in an online auction held by Mile High Card Company (auction ends mid-June, 2017). Some of the individual box auctions are listed below.

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