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Man finds 600 of the rarest, century-old baseball cards in late father’s closet

Maybe this is old news. There are probably better articles with more information. Sometimes I wonder if these stories are even legit or likely just embellished just to catch attention for marketing the auction.
https://www.kcrg.com/2023/12/28/man-finds-600-rarest-century-old-baseball-cards-late-fathers-closet/?tbref=hp

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  • Copyboy1Copyboy1 Posts: 468 ✭✭✭✭

    It happens. Back in probably 1985 I was babysitting a kid. He asked me to get down a game from a shelf and when I looked in the shoebox that was on top of it, there were probably 200 1933 Goudey cards in the most amazing condition you could imagine. Tons of stars.

    To this day I still wonder what happened to that shoebox.

  • Wait one dog dang minute here !!! They started back then ????????????

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  • no one got the joke :) ??? Snip was taken from the find link above.

    • that's Babe Ruth right ?
    • In some sort of yellow dress ???
    • Curly queue hair-do ???
    • and with friggin lipstick on !!!! ???
  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,898 ✭✭✭✭

    Strip cards all apparently, but with a few Ruths and Cobbs among them, not bad, not bad at all!

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,898 ✭✭✭✭

    Snapshot from the article:

  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,898 ✭✭✭✭

    Oh also the couple Ruth caramel cards -- probably both trimmed BUT again, a wonderful find! I'd love the red profile Ruth strip card just to their right!

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,844 ✭✭✭✭

    @Ridethelightning said:
    no one got the joke :) ??? Snip was taken from the find link above.

    • that's Babe Ruth right ?
    • In some sort of yellow dress ???
    • Curly queue hair-do ???
    • and with friggin lipstick on !!!! ???

    That's got to be one of the ugliest HOFer cards ever!

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    Quarters: 61D, 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
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  • originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,898 ✭✭✭✭

    The various strip cards aren't often noted for their visual appeal, but some are definitely better than others!

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Someday, 50 years from now, someone will be digging up my backyard to put a pool in. There will discover my buried horde of 88 Topps,90 Donruss baseball cards. :D

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Someday, 50 years from now, someone will be digging up my backyard to put a pool in. There will discover my buried horde of 88 Topps,90 Donruss baseball cards. :D

    That's no way to treat Mother Earth.

  • TiborTibor Posts: 3,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    After PSA or SGC grade them and most likely detail grade them,
    what would be there value?

  • totallyraddtotallyradd Posts: 919 ✭✭✭

    @Tibor said:
    After PSA or SGC grade them and most likely detail grade them,
    what would be there value?

    I believe that the seller chose only to grade out the most valuable of the collection for this very reason.

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