An Ohio man who inherited his grandfather's house that had been passed down to him recently unearthed a box full of baseball cards in the attic dated to 1910 that could be worth millions and is considered one of the greatest baseball card finds ever.
The AP has the full story, which you should read in its entirety. A sampling:
The cards are from an extremely rare series
issued around 1910. Up to now, the few known to exist were in so-so
condition at best, with faded images and worn edges. But the ones from
the attic in the town of Defiance are nearly pristine, untouched for
more than a century. The colors are vibrant, the borders crisp and
"It's like finding the Mona Lisa in the attic," Kissner said.
Sports card experts who authenticated the find say they may never again see something this impressive.
Among the treasure trove are legends like Christy Mathewson, Cy Young, Ty Cobb, and even a Honus Wagner that graded as a mint 10. I don't even think I have any cards from the 1990's that are graded a 10.
Also mentioned in the amazing find are a cards by the winningest (and lossingest) manager in baseball history, Philadelphia legend Connie Mack. Imagine someone today managing the Phillies for 50 seasons!
Anyway, cool story worth checking out.
>>Baseball cards in attic might fetch millions [AP]
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Penn State is headed to the Rose Bowl Game, and it will cost a pretty penny to be on hand in Pasadena on January 2.
With a statement win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game Penn State clinched their first Rose Bowl berth since 2009. The No. 5 school in the nation will face No. 9 USC in a rematch from seven years ago. Such a long absence for both schools in the bowl game is driving resale ticket prices to new heights, so much so that the Rose Bowl Game will be the most expensive bowl game this season – including the two Semifinal games.
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The showdown between Penn State and USC is so expensive that it will be more than twice the average price of both Semifinal games. As it stands now the resale average for Peach Bowl tickets between Alabama and Washington at Georgia Dome is $389 with a get-in price of $185. Clemson and Ohio State will clash in the Fiesta Bowl to the tune of a $241 average and $71 get-in price.
Prices are so high for this year’s game in Pasadena that they rival the 2015 National Championship Game. The first-ever Championship Game under the new College Football Playoff system, that year’s game between Ohio State and Oregon averaged a $858 ticket and $317 get-in price.
While Penn State fans, students and alumni raced to snag tickets during the general on sale, prices were quick to skyrocket on the secondary market following the school’s invitation to the Rose Bowl Game. On Saturday afternoon, several hours before the Big Ten Championship kickoff, Rose Bowl tickets were averaging under $600, marking a nearly 40 percent increase since that time. The cheapest resale ticket price has jumped more than $100 since Saturday, climbing from its $245 price tag since.