(AP) – From a crumpled paper bag in a dilapidated house came a baseball-card find of a lifetime. Seven of them actually.
Card experts in Southern California said Wednesday that they have verified the legitimacy – and seven-figure total value – of seven identical Ty Cobb cards from the printing period of 1909 to 1911. Before the recent find, there were only about 15 known to still exist.
Joe Orlando, the president of Professional Sports Authenticator in Newport Beach, California, who verified the find, said it is "spectacular" and "miraculous" to have come across such a cache.
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"I am not sure if any other baseball card find is more remarkable than this new discovery," Orlando said in a statement.