Rare collection of baseball cards worth millions

By on July 12th, 2012

An Ohio man named Karl Kissner found a box of old baseball cards in his father’s attic. The cards are an extremely rare series issued around 1910. Up to now the few known cards to exist were in “so so” condition at best, but the ones found by Kissner are vibrant, and the borders of the cards crisp and white. The 700 cards have been estimated to be worth up to $3,000,000 dollars. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez spoke with Bob Smith, Owner of Home Court Sports, a sports memorabilia store in Gainesville, about just how rare this card collection is.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

This entry was posted in Sports and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

More Stories in Sports

Florida defensive lineman Caleb Brantley (57) shows emotion after tackling Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly (10).

Gators Stun Third Ranked Ole Miss 38-10

Florida defeated the No. 3 ranked Ole Miss Rebels in the Swamp Saturday night. The Gators received a stellar performance from quarterback Will Grier, along with a strong showing from their defense.

Florida Gators Tennessee Volunteers

Gators Fans Celebrate Win Over Tennessee In The Swamp

Florida fans celebrated after freshman wide receiver Antonio Callaway ran in a 63-yard touchdown pass from Grier late in the fourth quarter to seal their eleventh straight victory against SEC rival Tennessee in the Swamp.

Trailing Tennessee 27-14 with 10 minutes remaing in the game, Florida puts together an 86-yard drive that ends with Florida wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) scoring a touchdown. This made the score 27-21 with 4:09 left to play.

Gators Defeat Volunteers In Late Game Thriller

Trailing by two touchdowns with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Florida Gators make a miraculous comeback to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers 28-27.

From left to right: Carli Snyder (4) Alex Holston (3) Nikki O'Rourke (20) Rhamat Alhassan (1) Mackenzie Dagostino (covered) and Gabby Mallette (back) celebrate scoring after a long rally during the second set against FSU. (photo by Samuel Navarro)

Gators Volleyball Victorious In Matchup Against Rival FSU

The No. 5 ranked Gators won their match 3-1 against No. 18 ranked Florida State University at the O’Connell Center on Sunday.

Florida's Živa Recek goes for a spike during the first set against St. John's.

Volleyball Team Sweeps St. John’s In Home Opener

The No. 5 ranked Gators completed their 3-0 sweep of St. Johns on Thursday night at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments