Most of us adults here remember collecting baseball cards as a staple of our childhood. But very few of us have actually made a monetary gain from it. Because collecting cards was so common, finding a “rare” card was unusual. However, if you have a collection from the 1870s, then that is a different story.
An elderly woman from New England said she inherited a baseball collection from her great-great-grandmother had baseball cards and signatures from the Boston Red Stockings team just sitting in a drawer. Her great-great-grandmother actually ran a boarding house in Boston, where the team stayed during the 1971-1972 season and was beloved by the team.
She also made an appearance on the show “Antiques Roadshow,” where she got the greatest surprise of her life. On the show, appraiser Leila Dunbar valued her baseball collection at $1 million. You can see the woman’s genuine reaction right here: