Here’s a great Forbes.com article about a phy-ed teacher who lost a bunch of very valuable vintage cards by fire, flood and theft that would have made him a multi-millionaire.
Those packs of cards that were found in the attic from the Bowman 1948 set – the first time the company produced a set for baseball – were recently auctioned off by the Mile High Card Company for a staggering $521,183.
Do the math and for the 19 unopened packs, that’s more than $27,000 per pack.
I assume if you had deep enough pockets to make such a purchase, you’d be ripping into the packs eagerly. Unless the intent is to resell the lot of unopened packs for a higher price.
But then again, the 1948 set had some great rookie cards from Hall of Famers Stan Musial, Yogi Berra and Ralph Kiner to name just three.
Read More »QUESTION: Bought 19 packs of cards for $27K each, do you open them?
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.
Read More »Another great story of finding vintage sports cards in an attic
Here’s another great Forbes article about a recent baseball card show in White Plains, New York that showcased “the holy trinity of baseball cards” from the T206 tobacco set, which includes the Honus Wagner.
It’ll go to the highest bidder in Memory Lane’s “Holy Grail Auction“, which closes May 6.
The other cards up for auction include Eddie Plank and Sherry Magie, making up the holy trinity.
Read More »Honus Wagner back up on the auction block