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Old 05-10-2018, 09:24 AM
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I would think it would be out of houses, not people. I.e. how many old houses have hidden collections that get found by a collector? For all those things to align have got to be lottery odds.
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OK there are 125 million houses in the US. Again 1 in a million leads to 125 "finds" You've been here a while you know in just the last few years there have been several house finds that dwarf this one, and numerous more that compare, so I don't understand your apparent surprise.
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Ok, I'll play. There are not 125M houses in the US, there are 125M houseHOLDS, which include apartments, new construction and modern homes, the vast majority built in the last half century to meet the demand of the growing population. The OP, as I understand it, believes this is the home of the original collector, dating the house to pre-1920. Yes there are still homes that age, particularly in the NE, but the number of them left is relatively low...my guess would be less than 10 million. Then how many of those have a 100 year old hidden baseball card collection in them that has gone unfound by x number of home owners over a century only to magically be discovered by a card collector? So yes, I am a bit surprised by, as you pointed out, the frequency of these finds.

Again, I don't know the OP and have no reason not to believe his story, but I think the odds are a lot lower than you make them out to be.
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I've never been a collector, I just became the owner of another's collection.
I joined this forum to figure out what these cards were. I'm very thankful for the information I've been provided and offered by several.
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Not insinuating that this story is bogus, but what are the odds of a card collector making a find like this? They seem astronomical to me.
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Ok, I'll play. There are not 125M houses in the US, there are 125M houseHOLDS, which include apartments, new construction and modern homes, the vast majority built in the last half century to meet the demand of the growing population. The OP, as I understand it, believes this is the home of the original collector, dating the house to pre-1920. Yes there are still homes that age, particularly in the NE, but the number of them left is relatively low...my guess would be less than 10 million. Then how many of those have a 100 year old hidden baseball card collection in them that has gone unfound by x number of home owners over a century only to magically be discovered by a card collector? So yes, I am a bit surprised by, as you pointed out, the frequency of these finds.

Again, I don't know the OP and have no reason not to believe his story, but I think the odds are a lot lower than you make them out to be.
The statistic I read was 125 million HOUSES not households
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Hi, I wanted to let you all know that I decided to send them to Birmingham auctioneers. They will be coming up in an online auction. The non sports in a couple weeks and the sports cards in November.

I want to thank you all for your welcome and the information, help, interest, advice I received from so many of you.

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Good luck with the auction!
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Nice find! Good luck
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I saw some of the cards at the Chantilly show today. Very nice stuff, good luck with the auction.
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It will be fun to watch these go to auction. I also think there are many more finds out there waiting to happen. There will be finds for years to come. Then there won't be anymore eventually, but not in our lifetimes.
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It will be fun to watch these to to auction. I also think there are many more finds out there waiting to happen. There will be finds for years to come. Then there won't be anymore eventually, but not in our lifetimes.


Perhaps someday in the almost-distant future, some grandkids will be going through an attic, closet or what not and stumble upon a dusty old box. Inside, their find will be... cards in slabs.


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The non-sports from this collection are closing tonight! The sports start on Tuesday.
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Hi folks, the auction on my sports cards in this find is nearing the end. You have until 9pm tonight (1 1/2) hours left.

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Hi folks, the auction on my sports cards in this find is nearing the end. You have until 9pm tonight (1 1/2) hours left.

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