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    Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

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    Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    BOSTON (AP) -- Police were called to guard the condemned home of a reclusive man whose death led to the discovery of a valuable collection of vintage sports cards.

    The collection, stored in 400 to 500 boxes in John F. Hessian's home in Boston's Roslindale section, included cards of such long-ago baseball stars as Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente. Hessian also had football and hockey cards dating to the 1940s in a collection police estimate could be worth up to $1 million.

    This is like Fort Knox inside," said Michael Wiseman of Aftermath Cleaning Co., which was hired to tear through piles of trash 6-feet high to reach the cards.

    Hessian, 83, lived alone in the home his entire life, until a neighbor discovered him dead there on Jan. 2.

    Four truckloads of the cards were removed from the house last week. Hessian also had some valuable cards stored in a safe deposit box in an unknown location.

    Hessian is survived by two cousins who are left to hunt for a will or determine who inherits the card collection.

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    Re: Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    Those cousins should "flip cards" and see who wins

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    Re: Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    Unfortuantely, the will hasn't been updated in a long while:

    "To my cousin Joe, I bequeth my baseball card collection, on the condition that he only use the cards in the spokes of his bicycle wheels"
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    Re: Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    I'd love to go thru that collection, just to see it.

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    Re: Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    Quote Originally Posted by NYMoose
    I'd love to go thru that collection, just to see it.
    Same, 4 truck loads? Wowza.
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    Re: Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    I love my card collection, but if I ever find myself living in those conditions, them babies is going on ebay.

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    Re: Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    Grandpa!

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    Re: Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    what exactly IS the location of this unknown location where the more valuable cards are being stored. just kinda curious for no reason in particular

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    Re: Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    Wow! is all I can say. Like many ecentrics, he didn't enjoy what he had and now some cousins, he never knew, will profit from it.
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    Re: Secret treasure - Classic baseball cards found in dead man's home

    Think if I changed my name to HessiansOfSummer I could fool them?
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