Originally Posted by KalDanielsfan
Bo Jackson score card with football pads and bat
Reminds me of an entertaining story.
I worked for a guy at a baseball card shop.
While the black and white Bo's were still VERY hot (more than 10 bucks apiece), he had a stack of about 50 in one of his cases.
One day, he locked himself out of his shop. One of his customers - a known thief - offered to break into the place, and let him in. The man did so.
Later in the day, Tony noticed all his black and white Bos gone.
He did not call the police. Instead, he decided it was a good idea to destroy the man's mailbox until he reached the monotary equivelant of those cards. One time, he ran over it with a U-Haul. (I did not say this guy was intelligent).
One night, we are leaving his shop. I am in the back seat, he and a friend are in the front. Then, I notice we are going towards the thief's house. The guy in the passanger seat has a large rock in his lap. I know what is up, and insist on being let out. Of course, they continue.
When they are about at the guy's house, Tony notices we are being followed. Then he notices the lights on the guy's roof.
He turns down the next road. The police car follows.
Tony turns down another road. The police car follow.
Tony turns down yet another road. The officer has had it - he hits his lights.
At that moment, we notice a pickup truck parked on the side of the deserted country road right ahead of us. Then we notice the obviously underaged kids, drinking.
When they saw us, their eyes got wide. You could see the relief in their eyes when they saw we were just a regular car. That relief was short lived as we passed them, and they saw the police officer, lights flashing.
Even though he was flashing for us, Tony kept going. We knew the officer had no choice but to visit the underaged drinkers.
Oh, I forgot a couple of my other favorite buys:
An obvious one: the 1934 Goudey I currently use as my avatar.
A 1933 Goudey Eppa Rixey.
My first pre-1950s Hall-of-Fame card in a 1933 Carl Hubble and a 1921 Christy Mathewson strip card.
Finally, there was the time a friend of mine bought over a box of cards he found in the trash. These cards included rookies of: Bench, Morgan, Carlton, Reggie Jackson, Schmidt, Concepcion, Fergie Jenkins; as well as several other very good 1960s cards of Aaron, Mays, Mantle, Clemente, Koufax, Berra...the list goes on.
I got the box for 20 bucks and a Queen's Greatest Hits record.