More cards from the ‘Black Swamp Find’ that recently generated national headlines will be publicly exhibited for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo September 6-8.
The first three lots from the Ohio attic find of more than 700 virtually untouched 1910 E98 cards recently sold at auction for more than $550,000 after being on display at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.
It’s believed they had been in a family home in Defiance, OH for a century, resting in a box and wrapped with twine. The original homeowner had run a meat market during the time in which they were made. Intended for distribution with the purchase of caramels, most feel they never made it into consumer hands. The cards were likely brought home, left in a box and not discovered until the last surviving resident of the home passed away last year and heirs gathered to go through the contents of the house.
Chief Bender, PSA NM-MT-8
Frank Chance, PSA NM-MT 8
Fred Clarke, PSA Mint 9
Ty Cobb, PSA Mint 9
Johnny Evers, PSA NM-MT 8
Connie Mack PSA Mint 9
Chief Meyers, PSA Gem Mint 10
Honus (“Hans”) Wagner, PSA NM-MT+ 8.5
Honus (“Hans”) Wagner green background, PSA Mint 9
Cy Young, PSA NM-MT 8
The Expo will be open to the public Thursday and Friday, September 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, September 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public admission is $8 (good for all three days); $6 for members of any coin or stamp club; $4 for seniors 65 and older and for children ages 8 to 16. Free admission is available for PCGS and PSA Collectors Club members, PCGS, PSA and PSE Set RegistrySM participants, PCGS CoinFacts members, PSA and PCGS Authorized Dealers and children ages 7 and younger.
More admissions discount information and a Schedule of Events are available online at www.LongBeachExpo.com.