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Another great story of finding vintage sports cards in an attic

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.

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Stan Musial – 1948 Bowman

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.

Just incredible.

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.

CK

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