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Baseball cards from 'Black Swamp Find' fetch $566,132 at local auction

Baseball cards from 'Black Swamp Find' fetch $566,132 at local auction

In the Orioles Banquet Room overlooking Camden Yards on Thursday night, $566,132 was exchanged for 37 baseball cards that a family almost threw out with the garbage in March. The cards were part of the so-called “Black Swamp Find,” named after the area in Defiance, Ohio where the cards were found by the Hench family. The family was cleaning out the house of an aunt who had recently passed away when they got to the attic, full of relics from the turn of century. The hidden treasure of 1910 E-98 cards was found in a non-descript box underneath a dollhouse, but weren’t recognized as valuable because of how small they were in comparison to modern day cards. Karla Hench, who...

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