Why is this lady smiling? Because she has the oldest and most valuable baseball card of the Cincinnati Red stockings in existence and she found it in a rummage sale box. (sidenote: no this isn't my grandma but really really looks like her).
Has anyone watched this show yet on TLC? It's awesome and documents people who have accidentally come across a fortune in unexpected places. One person found a print at a consignment store that ended up selling for $250,000.
Another story was about a guy from Newark Ohio who was getting ready to build a golf course on his property. As the backhoe went into the ground, it hit something hard. Turns out it was the full skeleton of a prehistoric mastodon which was then extracted from the ground. The guy sold it for $600,000 but not until he made a full cast of the animal. He now makes and sells the replica to museums & it has become his 2nd career. Now that was a smart move!
It airs on TLC at 10:00PM. If you've got an accidental fortune, click here to get more info on this new program & getting your story out.
Here is a youtube video of an upcoming show (I promise the show is faster moving than this video):