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Baseball cards found in attic and Babe Ruth top $4.5+ million Heritage Sports Platinum Night event
The finest Babe Ruth single signed baseball known sold for: $388,375.00.
DALLAS, TX.- The first offerings from an historic trove of 1910 E98 baseball cards – the best near “Set of 30” ever found (realized: $286,800), the finest known Honus Wagner card of its kind (realized: $239,000) and the color variations set (realized: $40,332) – brought $566,132 combined on Aug. 2 as part of Heritage Auctions Platinum Night® Sports auction at Camden Yards. All prices include Buyer’s Premium.

The complete grouping of more than 700 well-preserved, century-old baseball cards – discovered in the attic of a Defiance, Ohio house earlier this year by cousins Karla Kissner and Karla Hench and nicknamed “The Black Swamp Find” for the area of northern Ohio where Defiance is located – captured national attention this summer and drew a slew of media and well-wishers to the auction floor to see the beginning of the sale of this historic collection.

“You can’t ask for a more exciting atmosphere in an auction room,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions at Heritage. “The place was packed, there was a buzz in the air and the excitement was palpable.”

Not to be outdone, however, it was none other than the legendary Babe Ruth who quietly stole the show, as the finest Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball Known, PSA/DNA Mint+ 9.5 and the only 1927 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat in private hands, PSA/DNA GU 10 both realized $388,375 apiece.

“The Babe is still the gold-standard in the hobby,” said Ivy. “It’s not surprising that these pieces would bring such a premium. They’re among the ultimate Ruth artifacts.”

Another item that grabbed significant attention in the auction, as well as a significant price, was a 1912 Boston Red Sox World Series Trophy, presented to Manager Jake Stahl, which realized $239,000, while the #1 PSA Registry Set of 1969-70 Topps Basketball cards brought $209,125 and baseball legend Adrian “Cap” Anson’s 1888 game used bat went home with an advanced collector at $179,250.

Muhammad Ali remains one of the most important and endearing sports figures of all time and the record of his artifacts at auction bear out the value that his name brings, including two special lots in this auction:



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