Card experts in Southern California said Wednesday they have verified the legitimacy — and seven-figure total value — of seven identical Ty Cobb cards from the printing period of 1909 to 1911.

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LOS ANGELES — From a crumpled paper bag in a dilapidated house came a baseball-card find of a lifetime. Seven of them actually.

Card experts in Southern California said Wednesday they have verified the legitimacy — and seven-figure total value — of seven identical Ty Cobb cards from the printing period of 1909 to 1911. Before the recent find, there were only about 15 known to still exist.

Joe Orlando, the president of Professional Sports Authenticator in Newport Beach, Calif., who verified the find, said it is “spectacular” and “miraculous” to have come across such a cache.

“I am not sure if any other baseball card find is more remarkable than this new discovery,” Orlando said in a statement.

The family who discovered the cards in a neglected paper bag at the run-down house of a deceased great-grandfather has asked to remain anonymous.

The cards with the famed Detroit Tigers slugger come from a lot known as T206, the group most prized by collectors that also includes the Honus Wagner card, arguably the most famous sports card ever.

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• In Bradenton, Fla., with Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh moonlighting as their first-base coach, a split squad of Detroit Tigers scored four runs in the first inning and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3.

• In Scottsdale, Ariz., Nolan Arenado, who led the majors with 130 runs batted in last season, doubled in a run in his first at-bat of the spring in the Colorado Rockies’ 6-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

• In Fort Myers, Fla., South Korean slugger Byung Ho Park struck out three times in his exhibition debut, Phil Hughes breezed through two scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4.

• In Tampa, Fla., Mark Teixeira went 0 for 1 and walked in his first game since missing the final month last season with a broken right shin, and the New York Yankees rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat a Detroit Tigers split squad 10-9.

• In Sarasota, Fla., Ubaldo Jimenez allowed six runs while retiring just one batter in the first inning as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Atlanta Braves 11-4.

• In Dunedin, Fla., Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey got his first spring training action out of the way with a fairly uneventful two innings in the Blue Jays’ 4-4, nine-inning tie with the Philadelphia Phillies.

• In Goodyear, Ariz., newcomer Mike Napoli singled twice and scored in his first exhibition game for the Cleveland Indians, who played to a 4-4, nine-inning tie with the Cincinnati Reds.

• In Port Charlotte, Fla., Dusty Baker wound up a winner in his debut as Washington’s manager when the Nationals roughed up top Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Blake Snell for a 6-2 victory.

• In Scottsdale, Ariz., Jeff Samardzija pitched two innings in his first game in a Giants uniform, giving up a run and two hits as San Francisco beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1.