Rare Baseball Cards Found in Attic Might Bring in Millions

by Angela Nazworth | July 11, 2012 12:05 pm

A collection of extremely rare baseball cards found hiding under a wooden dollhouse in an attic could bring in a fortune for an Ohio man.

“It’s like finding the Mona Lisa in the attic,” Karl Kissner told the Associated Press[1] after he found the cards in his late-grandfather’s home.

Experts say that the cards — 700 in all which were found in mint condition — might go for about $3 million at next month’s auction during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. The cards are from a series issued in the early 20th century and include greats like Christy Mathewson, Connie Mack, Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner.

Kissner told the AP that his grandfather, Carl Hench ran a meat market and probably received the cards as a promotional item from a candy company. Hench died in the 1940’s.

  1. Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BASEBALL_CARD_DISCOVERY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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