1870s Baseball Cards Found In NYC
... Worth $1 Million!
1/7/2015 8:06 AM PST REPRINT FROM BY TMZ STAFF STORY
Screw your 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card ... an old woman from Boston just learned her family's been sitting on a MILLION DOLLAR baseball card stash for more than 100 years!
The woman -- who has not revealed her name -- went on PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" with a bunch of cards and memorabilia she inherited from her great-great-grandmother.
Turns out, the booty was a collection of ultra-rare baseball cards featuring the 1871 Boston Red Stockings. The woman also had autographs from some of the players.
One of the cards featured George Wright -- the biggest superstar in the sport at the time. He was ultimately inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
"Roadshow" appraisers valued the collection at $1 million.
The woman says she found the collection just sitting in a desk drawer ... "I ran across it one day and decided I'd like to have it, not realizing at all what it was worth."
FYI -- your Griffey rookie's worth about ten bucks. Sorry.