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Memo to Moms everywhere: Here’s why you don’t throw out old baseball cards.
The family of a Brooklyn man stands to reap millions from an auction of a treasure trove of cards collected from 1909 to 1911.
The Kings County man amassed 1,400 cards, which came in cigarette packages back then, into a collection that includes legendary Hall of Famers such as Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson and Chief Bender.
“Every time he got a card, he threw it in a box,” said Troy Thibodeau, manager and auctioneer at Saco River Auction Co., which is handling the sale.