19th century baseball cards to be auctioned off in Lynbrook

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An astounding 37 baseball cards from the 1800s were found in an estate on the North Fork of Long Island, and they could now be yours.

Phil Weiss from Weiss Auctions says the find is astounding. They're called Cabinet Cards because of the large photos of the players.

Among the find are extremely rare Connie Mack and Bid McPhee cards. There is also a Brooklyn Bridegrooms photo, the team that later became the Dodgers. Weiss says the last card of its kind that went to auction brought in over $20,000.

Weiss expects the cards to go in the $5,000-$15,000 range each.

The bidding begins March 28.

 

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