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Great-Grandpa's Old Paper Bag Hid $1M Find

7 rare Ty Cobb baseball cards were inside

(Newser) - Relatives considered tossing the torn paper bag they found in the southern home of their late great-grandfather earlier this year. It's a good thing they didn't: Buried beneath old postcards and papers was one of the biggest discoveries of rare baseball cards ever. On Wednesday, memorabilia expert Joe... More »

Batboy With Down Syndrome Gets His Own Baseball Card

Topps grants the honor to Ted Kremer of Cincinnati

(Newser) - Ted Kremer served as a guest batboy for the Cincinnati Reds for only one day last year, but he still managed to earn himself a little piece of baseball history. Topps has featured the 30-year-old with Down Syndrome on an official MLB card, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer . It shows Kremer—... More »

Attic Find: $3M Worth of Baseball Cards

Rare 1910 cards in incredible condition

(Newser) - After coming upon a collection of 700 old baseball cards in his attic, an Ohio man put them aside. Two weeks later, he learned that they amounted to one of the biggest sports-card finds ever made—and were worth millions. The cards come from a 1910 series of which only... More »

'Holy Grail' Baseball Card Sells for $1.2M

1909 Honus Wagner collectible auctioned in St. Louis

(Newser) - A baseball card known as the "Holy Grail" for collectors has sold for more than $1.2 million in a St. Louis-based online auction. The winner, after 14 bids, was a New Jersey man who hasn't yet been identified. The card, which features shortstop Honus Wagner, is part... More »

Baseball Card Donated to Nuns May Fetch $200K

Century-old Honus Wagner card will be windfall

(Newser) - Though his sister, a nun, died more than 10 years ago, a man who died this year left all of his possessions to her order, the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Baltimore. Among those donated gifts was a diamond in the rough, or rather a figurative diamond in rough... More »

Now Pitching for the Court: Chief Justice Roberts

Start collecting your baseball trading cards of the Supremes

(Newser) - On the heels of Supreme Court justice bobblehead dolls comes, of course, baseball trading cards. The first depicts Chief Justice John Roberts as the pitcher in the stance of famed fellow Indiana native Mordecai “3 Fingers” Brown, with legal stats on the reverse. Why? “First, it's fun,”... More »

Collect Him! Trade Him! Bo Stars on Baseball Card

(Newser) - Do you—or does someone you love—have Bo fever? Are you one of the apparently considerable number of people who have bombarded the White House with requests for info about him? Michelle Obama's press staff has heard your call. Send a request (and preferably an SASE), and your new... More »

Youthful Doodles Costly for Sports Collectors

Innocently defacing cards, balls, comics makes items nearly worthless to collectors

(Newser) - Mickey Mantle never wore a beard, but that didn’t stop an 8-year-old Mets fan from giving him one, scrawling the words “You Stink,” on his 1968 Topps card. While such youthful indiscretions are fairly common, collectibles that could be worth hundreds, even thousands, of dollars are rendered... More »

DEA Bust Yields Trove of Rare Baseball Cards

Agency now holds $280K worth of vintage Ty Cobbs, others

(Newser) - Long accustomed to confiscating snazzy cars and jewelry from those who run afoul of the law, the DEA found itself in possession of something a little more unusual when it nabbed a Tennessee doctor who was dispensing fraudulent prescriptions—an impressive collection of baseball cards worth $280,000. The doc... More »

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