Is There Money In Your Attic?
After reading this story, you may be lead to look in your attic. I checked my attic a while ago and got bit by a spider. Fox News reported a story about a Ohio family that looked in their upstairs area and found baseball cards that could be worth millions of dollars. I'll be blunt about this. They suck. Oops. Sorry. I meant to say they are so "blessed".
Here's a tidbit from that original Fox News story.
The cards are from an extremely rare series issued around 1910. Up to now, the few known to exist were in so-so condition at best, with faded images and worn edges. But the ones from the attic in the town of Defiance are nearly pristine, untouched for more than a century. The colors are vibrant, the borders crisp and white.
"It's like finding the Mona Lisa in the attic," Kissner said.
Yeah, Mr. Kissner, did I mention that I got bit by a spider? Oh, and I'm really happy for you. I suppose I shouldn't complain. When I was a kid (what feels like EIGHTY years ago), my dad bought a box of baseball cards at a garage sale. Come to find out, it was filled with rare 1951 Bowman cards and included rookie cards of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. What did I, the scientific super genius, do with these valuable cards? Trade them for an Evel Knievel bicycle seat. You can hear the rest when I am on TV complaining to Dr. Phil.
Have you looked in your attic? Perhaps you should. You might find something valuable. Or (like me), you could get bit by a spider.