Baseball cards found in Ohio attic up for auction

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The best of a treasure trove of century-old baseball cards found in an Ohio attic are hitting the auction block.

A sampling of the cards featuring the likes of Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Cy Young will be sold Thursday night during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

The 37 baseball cards expected to fetch close to $500,000.

Family members cleaning out their grandfather's attic earlier this year in Defiance, Ohio, came across what experts say is one of the most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting.

In all, there are 700 cards that could be worth up to $3 million. They're from a rare series issued around 1910.

The family that discovered the stockpile is evenly dividing the cards and money among 20 cousins.