Apparently, this was on CNN yesterday morning. They featured a truly amazing find. Above is a near mint conditioned 1893 Zimmer's Base Ball Game produced by McLoughlin Bros. found in a closet within William Waggoner's estate. See the video here. Approximately 10 are known to exist and this one was so nice the Hall of Fame came calling. They believe the game was originally purchased at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Sometimes you can find the most amazing stuff in the most likely of places- you just have to look.
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