I’ve wondered if I’d ever stumble upon a hidden treasure when perusing garage sales for any vintage sports cards, but those stories seem to be few and far between.
When those stories do surface occasionally, however, it’s always a fun read and this recent discovery in someone’s 90-year-old aunt’s attic might be the ultimate story.
It doesn’t just contain vintage cards but a box of unopened packs. And they’re not just any ordinary packs, but the Bowman 1948 set – the first time the company produced a set for baseball.
Expected to hit the auction block on June 15, the box of unopened packs is estimated to be worth half a million dollars.
Who knows what will be found within those packs but the iconic 48-card set consists of some marquis players including: Stan Musial, Yogi Berra, Ralph Kiner and Johnny Mize to name a few.
What might be just as incredible? A wrapper alone (without any cards in it) of the 1948 set is currently on sale for $4,000.