Early in the 20th century, around 1910, baseball cards were given away with packs of cigarettes. Some of those cards are now among the most valued, notably those featuring Honus Wagner and Detroit Tigers' great Ty Cobb. Up until recently, their were only 15 of the Ty Cobb cards known to exist. That number just went up by SEVEN, thanks to a family "from a southern state".

According to Fox Sports, the family was going through the house of their recently deceased great grandfather, when they found a paper bag with seven Ty Cobb cards inside. The experts were skeptical about the authenticity of the cards at first, but after seeing them, they're now convinced. Joe Orlando, the president of Professional Sports Authenticator in Newport Beach, California, who verified the cards, said, "This is one of the greatest discoveries in the history of our hobby."

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