We’ve all had to move at one time or another in our lives. The one thing that pretty much everyone can relate to, is the shocking discovery of how much useless crap you can collect and put in the most ridiculous places.
Apparently, it’s not just useless things that get put in forgotten hellholes. Some hidden gems are often found after years and years of seemingly disappearing from the face of the Earth. The good news is, they’ll probably be worth a whole lot more when they do turn up.
Let’s take a look at some of these hidden treasures found in the weirdest of places.
Babe Ruth baseball glove in Norway
A 75-year-old Norwegian owner of an apartment building found an old chest while cleaning out his storage. The chest had probably been closed for decades, holding an assortment of valuable sporting goods inside.
Among the baseballs, chest protectors and what-have-you, a baseball glove was found that was apparently a Draper and Maynard glove. It fetched a nice $11,600 at auction.
Francisco de Goya’s bullfighting etchings in a French castle
Found behind a library shelf in a French castle, a 33-part set of Francisco de Goya’s bullfighting etchings was sold on auction to an anonymous bidder. He paid $530,000 for the entire set. They were made in the early 1800s, using dark umber ink on handmade paper.
Nazi memorabilia in Buenos Aires
There’s a lot of rumors that high-ranked Nazi officers fled to South America after World War II, and this one isn’t helping. About 75 original Nazi artifacts were found in a suburban home just outside Buenos Aires.
A 3000-year-old prosthetic toe in Luxor, Egypt
So yeah, apparently toe prosthetics have been around for a lot longer than we thought. This was discovered in 2017 in the tomb of a priest’s daughter, so it’s safe to assume the regular plebs didn’t have access to this medical technology.
It’s very fair to assume that this prosthetic is the oldest of its kind.