Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb cards sell for $566K

Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb cards sell for $566K

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: A rare baseball card of Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, considered to be the best all around player in baseball history, is displayed at a preview of a sports memorabilia sale, 03 June, 2005, at Sotheby's in New York. The estimate for the 10 June sale of the card is 90,000 to 120,000 USD. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 3 at 11:47 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Century-old baseball cards found in an Ohio attic have been sold at auction for a combined $566,132.

The sale Thursday night at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, Md., featured cards depicting Hall of Famers Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb.

The 37 baseball cards exceeded the $500,000 they were expected to fetch. The prices included buyer's premiums.

Family members cleaning out their grandfather's attic earlier this year in Defiance, Ohio, came across what experts say is one of the most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting. The cards are from a rare series issued around 1910 that was given out with candy.

The family that discovered the stockpile is evenly dividing the cards and money among 20 cousins.

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