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New Jersey attic yields massive stash of signed, vintage baseball cards, may be worth millions

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After James Micioni died in March at age 97, a set of uncommon and useful sports activities memorabilia was found amongst his possessions within the attic of his dwelling, together with a hand-signed baseball card of former New York Yankees nice Babe Ruth.

Micioni was from Boonton, N.J., and was referred to as “Uncle Jimmy.” He had a set of greater than 1,000 vintage baseball playing cards and collectible gadgets, that are anticipated to go for a complete of a number of million {dollars} at public sale, NJ.com reported.

The signed 1933 Ruth card alone is anticipated to promote for greater than $100,000. Micioni had six of them — every hand-signed by the celebrated Sultan of Swat. He additionally owned a signed Lou Gehrig card from the identical yr.

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The gathering was authenticated and graded by Skilled Sports activities Authenticator (PSA), in keeping with NJ.com. The parcels have been separated out and can be auctioned off in 2,000 separate heaps.

The primary spherical of auctions will happen on Sunday in Lancaster, Pa. It’ll additionally embody a 1969 Topps Tremendous Rookie Reggie Jackson card and a Pete Rose card from 1965.

Micioni used to write down to photographers, in addition to baseball gamers, and acquired authentic photographs in return.

He lived close to New York Metropolis for nearly 100 years and witnessed some of probably the most storied moments in Yankees, Giants and Dodgers historical past, NJ.com reported.

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“No one in the family was as knowledgeable about the baseball card industry as Uncle Jimmy,” Peter Micioni, 59, advised NJ.com.

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