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Old 08-04-18, 05:13 PM
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Brothers discover rare Mickey Mantle baseball cards in their childhood collection

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A fortune may be in the cards for two New Jersey brothers who discovered some rare baseball cards in their childhood collection. The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card is considered to be the Holy Grail for baseball memorabilia collectors and these guys have five.

"A big part of collecting is people trying to rebuild that collection that they had when they were children and so this a whole different level," said Chris Ivy, director of sports auctions for Heritage Auctions.

"Mickey Mantle is one of the most popular players of a generation, and 1952, 'cause they made the cards larger, they used real photography, they had statistics on the back. So those were all things that were exciting for kids at the time," said Chris Ivy, director of sports auctions for Heritage Auctions.
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Old 08-04-18, 06:52 PM
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From the mentioned article...
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"It happens all the time in this business. People go into the attic and they start searching," he said. "Who knows how many people have thrown millions of dollars away just because they don't know what they've got."
If people had kept them they wouldn't be rare, and thus not worth as much!

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Old 08-04-18, 07:23 PM
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If people had kept them they wouldn't be rare, and thus not worth as much!

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Good point. My dad's still not gotten over his mother cleaning out the attic and throwing away his baseball cards from the twenties thru forties.
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Old 08-04-18, 07:47 PM
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Don't forget condition of the cards matters too.

My big find was from a later generation but I was still excited. Found a Ricky Henderson rookie. At the time, it was worth about $200. Come to find out later that it was in bad shape, like all my cards, and not worth much at all.
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Old 08-04-18, 11:50 PM
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They might consider destoying four of the cards. One card may be worth more than five if rarety is a prime consideration.
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Old 08-05-18, 09:23 AM
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They might consider destoying four of the cards. One card may be worth more than five if rarety is a prime consideration.
At the very least, they should not have revealed having more than one.
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Old 08-05-18, 04:30 PM
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Exactly.
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