“The Louisiana Find” generated a good deal of buzz when it first surfaced last year.
An older gentleman from the south had inherited some vintage baseball cards and finally checked into seeing what they might be worth. He knew they were about a century old, but he didn’t know quite how rare some of them were.
There were a total of 94 cards but included were some very scarce issues and several ultra rare Red Cross backed T207 cards from 1912. There were 30 T215-1 Red Cross, four T215-2 Red Cross, eleven T213-2 Coupon, three E105 Mello Mints, and forty-six T207, all rare cards in the set, among them eight with Red Cross backs.
The eight T207 Red Cross backs, which are highlighted by legendary T207 tobacco card rarity Louis Lowdermilk, are no doubt destined for an advanced collection when they are finally sold sometime in the wee hours of Sunday by Robert Edward Auctions. Previous to this find, a total of only five T207 Red Cross examples were even known to exist.
The hobby became aware of the cards via a hobby message board and this story in Sports Collectors Daily, but they were first revealed when the Antiques Road Show stopped in Biloxi, Miss. The show was taped last year and began airing on PBS this week. Watch below: