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Ohio Man Discovers Incredible Baseball Card Collection, Hits Jackpot

A Toledo-area man may have unsuspectingly hit the jackpot recently when he discovered one of an incredible trove of classic and valuable baseball cards. The collection of early 20th-century cards could net millions of dollars, via the AP:

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Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather's attic. Taking a look inside, he saw baseball cards bundled with twine. They were smaller than the ones he was used to seeing.

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But some of the names were familiar: Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner.

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Then he put the box on a dresser and went back to digging through the attic.

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It wasn't until two weeks later that he learned that his family had come across what experts say is one of the biggest, most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting, a discovery probably worth millions.

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Remarkably, the cards all seem to be in good condition. Sports memorabilia and card collectors indicated that this could be the standard against which all future card discoveries are measured. You can read more details on the amazing story here.

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h/t Tom Withers

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.