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Thanks to a trip to his aunt's attic, a man found a stash of baseball cards worth $1 million

The attic is a classic setting for scary stories primarily because of the mystery surrounding its contents. What's in there when you dig back behind the surfing and camping gear near the entrance? When was the last time anyone was in there anyway? Why is it so dark and dusty?

What lies deep in one's attic, however, isn't always nefarious. Recently, a man found a veritable treasure trove of unopened baseball cards in his 90-year-old aunt's attic in Tennessee.

The journey into the attic unearthed hundreds of unopened boxes and packs of baseball cards including 19 of the 24 packs of a 1948 Bowman box. Due to World War II, the 1948 Bowman series was the first since 1941 and includes the rookie cards of Stan Musial, Yogi Berra, Ralph Kiner, Warren Spahn and others.The Bowman packs on their own could be worth close to $500,000 while the rest of the collection could bring the total value close to a cool $1 million.

With this in mind, next time you find yourself at an elderly relative's house, find a way, despite your fears, to take a look around in the attic. It may be the best investment you ever make.