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Even Leila Dunbar (right), Antiques Roadshow appraiser, was overwhelmed by the collection. "It is the greatest archive that I have ever had at the Roadshow," she says.
January 10, 2015 It's a sports appraisal record for PBS' Antiques Roadshow: A collection of memorabilia from the 1870s was valued at $1 million. The owner had been expecting more like $5,000 or $10,000.
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The Library of Congress' version of the rare Brooklyn Atlantics baseball card.
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February 6, 2013 The buyer said he bought the Brooklyn Atlantics baseball card as an investment for his 4-year-old son who has health problems. The card was expected to go for $100,000.
Two of the most valuable cards in the collection: Ty Cobb (left) and Honus "Hans" Wagner.
August 3, 2012 Found in a granddad's attic, by the time the whole collection is sold it may bring in about $3 million.
July 11, 2012 Stored away in an Ohio attic for about 100 years, the rare cards are in mint condition. Among the players: Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Connie Mack. Now, 20 cousins will share the windfall.
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