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    Please come again pedro's Avatar
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    Secret treasure -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.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

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

    i will refrane from posting something tasteless like "What, no address?"

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

    WOW indeed!
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