FOUND > Attic Cards Fetch $879,000
Discovered in Beer Box... Hidden for Decades
This single box (pictured) fetched $521,180 on its own.
June 16, 2017
By James Massey, What Sells Best News
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.
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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.
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.
- SOLD - $521,180 for 1948 Bowman Baseball Box
- SOLD - $20,522 for 1959 Full Ted Williams Box
- SOLD - $5,540 for 1960 Fleer Baseball Greats Box
- SOLD - $3,443 for 1961 Nu-Card Scoops Baseball Box
- SOLD - $119,977 for 1961 Topps Football Box
- SOLD - $45,256 for 1962 Topps Football Box
- SOLD - $30,325 for 1962 Fleer Football Box
- SOLD - $24,947 for 1961 Fleer Football Box
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