Rare baseball cards fetch big price

Associated Press
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Heritage Auctions of Dallas, shows a 1910 Honus Wagner baseball card found in the attic of a house in Defiance, Ohio. The discovery of century-old baseball cards in an Ohio attic isn’t going to make anyone super-rich even though it’s being called one of the most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting. That’s because the cards and the money are being evenly divided among 20 cousins. (AP Photo/ Heritage Auctions, FILE)

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A sampling of the treasure trove that had been untouched for 100 years was sold Aug. 2 during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, Md. The 37 baseball cards featuring the likes of Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner fetched a combined $566,132 in brisk online and live bidding. They were expected to bring about $500,000.

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