News Of The Weird: $1 Million Baseball Card Collection Found In Paper Bag

By Beau ‘Ebo’ Thoreson
March 3, 2016 1:35 p.m.
From a crumpled up paper bag in a dilapidated house, a baseball card collection of a lifetime was found.
Most of us had to go through the nightmare of your parents throwing away/selling off in a garage sale your card collection. Rest in peace to my cards of the early ’90s (thanks, Mom). This is not the case in Southern California, where a families grandfather stashed away his prized possesions in his garage.
While cleaning out the garage, they stumbled on paper bag, thrown in a corner, opened it up and found seven Ty Cobb cards worth a staggering amount.
The AP reports:

Card experts in Southern California said Wednesday that they have verified the legitimacy — and seven-figure total value — of seven identical Ty Cobb cards from the printing period of 1909 to 1911. Before the recent find, there were only about 15 known to still exist.

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Joe Orlando, the president of Professional Sports Authenticator in Newport Beach, California, who verified the find, said it is “spectacular” and “miraculous” to have come across such a cache.

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

Wow, unbelievable. Now the question is, what do you do with the cards? Sell them and sit on a mountain of cash or keep them and now you’re just sitting on a mountain of cash.
Personally, I’m keeping the best two and selling the rest of and cashing in. But, hey, I just want some money.
We broke it done this morning on the show, take a listen:

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