7 Baseball Cards Found at Great-Grandpa’s House Worth Millions

What's Hot

The Most Sinful City in the U.S. Is … (Hint: It’s Not Vegas)Family

How a Mexican Tariff Will Boost the Cost of 6 Common PurchasesFamily

This Free Software Brings Old Laptops Back to LifeMore

How to Protect Yourself From the ‘Can You Hear Me?’ Phone ScamFamily

Report: Walmart to Begin Selling CarsCars

Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top DollarAround The House

Is Your TV Tracking You? Here’s How to Tell — and Prevent ItAround The House

11 Staging Tips to Help You Get Top Dollar When Selling Your HomeAround The House

21 Restaurants Offering Free Food Right NowSaving Money

20 Simple Hacks to Make Your Stuff Last LongerAround The House

4 Car Insurers That Might Raise Rates Even When the Accident Wasn’t Your FaultCars

How to Invest If Trump Kills the ‘Fiduciary Rule’Grow

12 Surprising Ways to Wreck Your Credit ScoreBorrow

9 Secret Ways to Use Toothpaste That Will Make You SmileAround The House

The 2 Types of Music That Most Improve Dog BehaviorFamily

Recently discovered baseball cards printed between 1909 and 1911 have been dubbed "The Lucky 7 Find." Learn why they are worth at least $1 million -- and possibly much more.

It’s an amazing find: “Seven cards worth well into seven figures … all found at the bottom of great-grandpa’s old paper bag.”

That’s how Professional Sports Authenticator President Joe Orlando has described century-old baseball cards that were recently discovered by a family in the rural South while they were going through their great-grandparents’ dilapidated house.

The identical Ty Cobb cards printed between 1909 and 1911 have been dubbed “The Lucky 7 Find.” Prior to the recent discovery, only 15 examples of this particular Cobb card, one of the rarest of those issued, were known to exist.

Sale of the cards will be handled on behalf of the family by Mint State, a memorabilia dealer in South Carolina that reached out to Orlando for authentication and grading of the cards.

Orlando writes that the cards received numerical grades ranging from “fair” to “the two highest grades received in the marketplace” despite expected minor wear that usually results from handling:

The combined eye appeal of the group is sensational on the face of the cards, far exceeding the numerical grades assigned. This included the backs, which are considered very clean for the issue in question. Each card was absent any eyesore-like stains, which plague at least a decent portion of the previously discovered examples.

The family that discovered the cards requested to remain anonymous but told Mint State owner Rick Snyder that they found the cards face down at the bottom of an old, torn paper bag that had been lying on the floor and initially appeared to be trash.

They consulted Mint State because they recognized the name Ty Cobb and thought the cards might be of some value.

According to Orlando, it’s one of the most valuable cards in the entire hobby. Even with a grade of “poor,” other examples of it have sold for more than $150,000 in the past.

In conclusion, he writes:

This is what the hobby is all about. Even though we live in the information age, the Internet age, undiscovered treasure is still buried out there. There is no question that these types of finds are few and far between … but until every attic is searched and every old box or bag examined, these finds represent the hope that all collectors dream about.

Can you believe this find? Share your thoughts in our Forums. It’s the place where you can speak your mind, explore topics in-depth, and post questions and get answers.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!


Read Next: Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top Dollar

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,792 more deals!