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Friday, August 21, 2015

Urban explorers find $1 million worth of collectable sports cards inside an abandoned factory in Detroit

A collection of sports cards estimated to be worth more than $1 million has been discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Detroit.

Millions of the Topps cards were packed away in dust-covered crates, with thousands more strewn over the floor of the derelict building.

The mint-condition collectibles, dating from the late 1980s and 90s, were discovered by a team of urban explorers whose hobby is to venture into forgotten man-made structures.

While only estimated to be individually worth between 99 cents and $5.99, the collective haul of hundreds of cases would potentially fetch millions if ever put on the market.

I’m skeptical that any amount of overprinted 80s Topps can add up to a million dollars worth.  But the pictures are pretty amazing and worth the click.

Karl from NY Posted: August 21, 2015 at 02:05 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: collectables, detroit

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Feisty Bert Blyleven Trashes Detroit

Circle the Fox Theater, Bert!

While today’s Twins-Tigers game was in a rain delay, former Twins pitcher and current analyst Bert Blyleven updated his Twitter followers with photos of the field, and took some cracks at Detroit’s expense in the process.

Guess I ruffled some feathers with my last tweet about download Detroit! Guess all you that responded haven’t seen how ugly your downtown is

— Bert Blyleven (@BertBlyleven28) April 9, 2015


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 09, 2015 at 09:41 PM | 75 comment(s)
  Beats: announcing, apologies, bert blyleven, detroit, tigers, twins, twitter



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