The discovery of a long-forgotten stash of nearly 700 1910 E98 baseball cards that shook the hobby and made international headlines in 2012, is going back on stage Monday night.
The first show includes a feature on the discovery of the caramel cards inside a box stored for decades in an Ohio attic. The Black Swamp Find, as it was called, was an unexpected windfall for the heirs of the cards’ original owner.
Graded by PSA and consigned to Heritage Auctions, 37 of the cards were sold for over $500,000 during an auction held during the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention. The sheer number had a huge impact on the existing, lower grade examples of what were once considered very rare cards.
The E98s were believed to have been brought home from a family store by the owner, who lived in the same house where they were discovered. The home had stayed in his family during the century that passed.
The TV series, which examines real-life stories of unconventional inheritances, will appear Monday-Thursdays at 9PM/ET, with new episodes debuting every Monday and Tuesday. In addition, FBN will air Strange Inheritance Unpacked, a behind-the-scenes look at how each story unfolded, every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30PM/ET.
Each evening, two half-hour episodes will air back-to-back featuring Colby as she explores a range of unusual circumstances.
Fox Business showed clips of the Black Swamp segment on Monday.
Below, you can watch a short trailer promoting the show and the card segment.
Some of those cards, by the way, have made their way to eBay. See them here.