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Old 07-10-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Baseball cards in Ohio attic might fetch millions - Yahoo! News

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DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather's attic. Taking a look inside, he saw hundreds of baseball cards bundled with twine. They were smaller than the ones he was used to seeing.
But some of the names were familiar: Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner.
Then he put the box on a dresser and went back to digging through the attic.
It wasn't until two weeks later that he learned that his family had come across what experts say is one of the biggest, most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting, a discovery worth perhaps millions.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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I read this story earlier today. Wow! You just never know what treasures are hiding away in your grandparents' homes. What a stroke of good fortune for that family. Wonder if they're interested in adopting.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Collected cards as a kid. Have them boxed up - from the 1970s. Maybe in 50 yrs they'll be worth something?

Collectors of baseball cards striking out - CBS News Video
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Collected cards as a kid. Have them boxed up - from the 1970s. Maybe in 50 yrs they'll be worth something?

Collectors of baseball cards striking out - CBS News Video
My brother and I collected for years. My father started me in the late 70's and in the mid 80's I used to buy sets and box them up. Then we'd go to card shows and buy cards and sets from 60's,and 70's. Unfortunately based on flooding the market with too many cards and sets, newer card values are mild (80's-present). You will find a card here and there from the 70's to now that are in the hundreds but most aren't. anything of value would be from the 60's and before. Just be careful when selling. There are alot of card buyers ready to rip you off for half price or less. Usually getting a Beckett price guide and assessing value based on condition is your best bet first and properly storing cards is essential.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:59 PM
 
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Don't check your attack, check your parents' or grandparents'. I collected cards as a kid in the 80s and 90s, and it was a lot of fun: I learned geography, statistics, and also of course about the players and teams. I don't care about the money of it . . . but I know with the oversaturation (too many sets, too many collectors) and the poor economy, my attic won't be worth more than two or three figures any time soon.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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I should have taken better care of the Musial, Mays and Mantle cards, but they made such a great fluttering sound when attached to my bicycle wheels.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I should have taken better care of the Musial, Mays and Mantle cards, but they made such a great fluttering sound when attached to my bicycle wheels.
I guess scaling them against the wall wasn't too good either.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I don't want to even think about it: many years ago, my mother in law decided to have a garage sale; among the things she decided had no use was my husbands football cards including the complete set of NFL players, they were in black and white. I think she said the guy who bought them paid her $2 for them.

Nita
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I guess scaling them against the wall wasn't too good either.
Yeah, I have a Mickey Mantle triple-crown card with a tape mark on the back where my father had it on his wall as a kid. It's still cool to look at, which I guess is the whole point.
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