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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2005 The Cup Rookie Alexander Ovechkin RC AUTO 4-CLR PATCH 8/99 BGS 9 (PWCC)

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1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wayne Gretzky ROOKIE RC #18 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

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1971 Topps Football Terry Bradshaw ROOKIE RC #156 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC)

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2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady ROOKIE RC AUTO #144 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

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1997-98 Skybox E-X2001 Jambalaya #6 Michael Jordan Bulls PSA 10 IMPOSSIBLE CARD

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2013 Panini Prizms Gold Prizm Giannis Antetokounmpo RC AUTO /10 PSA 10 (PWCC)

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2004-05 SPx Winning Michael Jordan LeBron James Jersey /10 BGS 9.5 w/ 10 AUTO

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1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle #101 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

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2016 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bowman Chrome GOLD RC Auto #d/50 BGS 9.5! GEM MINT

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1954 Topps Hank Aaron ROOKIE RC #128 PSA 7.5 NRMT+ (PWCC)

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2016-17 Panini Immaculate Brandon Ingram RC Logoman Auto 1/1 Inscription Lakers

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2015 Upper Deck Ice Premiers Connor McDavid ROOKIE RC /99 BGS 10 PRISTINE (PWCC)

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1984 Topps USFL Football Steve Young ROOKIE RC #52 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

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1956 Topps Mickey Mantle #135 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

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2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady ROOKIE RC AUTO #144 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ (PWCC)

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2005 Playoff Contenders Aaron Rodgers ROOKIE RC AUTO #101 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)

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2015 National Treasures Devin Booker ROOKIE RC AUTO PATCH /99 #113 BGS9/AUTO10

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

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1953 Parkhurst Jean Beliveau ROOKIE RC #27 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)

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