Family finds $1 million worth of baseball cards in old paper bag

Thursday March 3rd, 2016

A family just found treasure in an old paper bag. 

Baseball card experts in Southern California confirmed Wednesday the legitimacy of seven Ty Cobb cards printed between 1909 and 1911, the Associated Press reports. The value of the cards is reportedly expected to exceed $1 million, but it is not clear what the family is planning to do with them. 

The family who found the valuable collection is from a southern state and first took the cards to a dealer in South Carolina, according to the report. 

“I am not sure if any other baseball card find is more remarkable than this new discovery,” president of Professional Sports Authenticator Joe Orlando said in a statement. 

The family, who has asked to remain anonymous, told the AP they discovered the cards in a “neglected paper bag” at the home of their deceased great-grandfather. 

The Cobb cards are part of a set known as T206, a sought after group that also includes the Honus Wagner card. On a scale of 1–10, 10 being the best, the cards’ condition range from 3.5 to 4.5, reports the AP.

[Associated Press]

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