When he noticed an commercial for a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card being bought at public sale with an estimated worth of $3.5 million, he was certain this was a typo.
The person, who requested to be recognized by his first title, John, instructed The Related Press that he used to gather baseball playing cards whereas rising up in Connecticut, and after seeing the advert, was impressed to have a look at his personal assortment. His mom mixed his assortment together with his older brother Ed’s, and saved the playing cards in a field in her attic. After she died in 2006, the field left her attic and went to John’s residence in New Jersey.
It seems, the field contained 5 Mantle Topps playing cards from 1952. When John came upon the Mantle card within the commercial was bought for $2.88 million, he requested Heritage Auctions to have a look at his playing cards. One card was in glorious situation and valued at $1 million, and is now up for public sale. John and Ed’s father collected stamps and cash, and John instructed AP the cardboard assortment is in such fine condition as a result of his dad taught his sons learn how to worth their collections. “We did not abuse them,” he mentioned. “They had been a group. We watched how he did issues and we did the identical.”