Headline-Making "Baseball Cards From The Attic" On Display In Long Beach

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Some of the treasure trove of rare 1910 baseball cards recently found in an Ohio attic will be publicly shown on the West Coast for the first time at the Long Beach, California Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo, September 6 - 8, 2012. The event also features a $6 million exhibit of early 20th century U.S. gold coins and a million dollar display of some of the finest known mid-20th century U.S. silver half dollars.

Ten of the rare, series E98 baseball cards recently discovered in an Ohio house attic will be exhibited by Heritage Auctions for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach, California Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo, Sept. 6- 8 2012. (Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions.)

This will be the first time these historic baseball cards can be seen in person in California.

Some of the century-old rare baseball cards that recently generated national headlines -- the treasure trove of 1910-era cards discovered in an Ohio house attic -- will be publicly exhibited for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo (http://www.LongBeachExpo.com). The show is open to the public in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., September 6 - 8, 2012.

"Among the Hall of Fame players whose cards will be exhibited courtesy of Heritage Auctions are Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner. The ten cards on display have a combined value of over $100,000," said Cassi East, Long Beach Expo President.

"This will be the first time these historic baseball cards can be seen in person in California. The ten on display in Long Beach were among the millions of dollars of rare cards found earlier this year stashed under a doll house in the attic when heirs were cleaning their late grandfather's house in Northern Ohio. They now have been certified for authenticity and grade by Professional Sports Authenticator, the world's largest sports memorabilia certification company" explained East.

Other special exhibits at the show include the two finest known sets of "Walking Liberty" design U.S. silver half dollars struck from 1916 to 1947, certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service, and a $6 million, one-of-a-kind display by Monaco Rare Coins of historic, early 20th century U.S. gold coins.

The Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo will be open to the public Thursday and Friday, September 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, September 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public admission is $8 (good for all three days); $6 for members of any coin or stamp club; $4 for seniors 65 and older and for children ages 8 to 16.     More admissions discount information and a Schedule of Events are available online at http://www.LongBeachExpo.com.

For additional information, contact Cassi East by phone at (800) 733-6623 or email at LBExpo(at)collectors(dot)com. During the show, call (562) 499-7455.

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