Great-Grandparents Passed Down 1871 Baseball Cards – Value One of Biggest Ever!

It’s always fun to watch these appraisal videos when someone has something that turns out to be worth far more than they ever thought possible. If you like those, you’re going to love this one.

In this appraisal, the senior woman explains that her great grandparents used to run a boarding house in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1800s. At the time, baseball was becoming the national pastime for Americans and traveling baseball teams were just getting started. The Red Stockings had just moved from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Boston and needed a place to stay, so they chose the boarding house.

Apparently they enjoyed their time there because after they left, they sent a letter to the great-grandparents talking about how they missed the boarding house, especially great-grandma’s cooking. They also sent along baseball cards of all the players for great-grandpa’s collection.

Well it turns out the cards, backed by the story and the letter, were an unbelievable keepsake to be passed down. It was the single largest sports-memorabilia valuation in Antiques Roadshow history–watch the video to see how much!

This is amazing. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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