posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 03:58 PM
WoW, cool. But not a huge surprise to me. I have my own story, though not worth 100,000.
My uncle has a handy cap from birth, Cerebral Palsy, and is about 35 years old now. He always been a HUGE sports fan. Back in the days of Wayne G. and
Mario L. and those boys he collected box after box of trading cards. He would look at them while watching games on t.v. and compair stats and stuff.
The problem is with Cerebral Palsy the use of the hands is very hard for most, and his were also contorted and thus handling the cards resulted in
bends, folds, rounded corners and all of that in which collectors worry about.
About 15 years ago I was at my grandparents house, where my uncle lives also. I was going through the old toy boxes and stuff in the basement and
found a box filled with hockey trading cards. I also recognized the year of the cards, the same years that Mario L. and Wanye G. were rookies....
.... Yes, I found 3 Mario L. rookie cards and 2 Wayne G. rookie cards in completely trashed conditions. They had folds across the cards and the
corners were all bent and rounded. There was also many other valuable cards in there, I just forget which ones now.
I still covered them in plastic hard cases and set them aside for him, none the less.