Fred Eckhardt lives in a small town and his dream is to keep the good old days alive. The way he does that is collecting old and classic post cards. His goal is to get a card from every town in Minnesota and South Dakota and that means a lot of stops at garage sales along the way. About thirty years ago, Eckhardt found two unique cards, One had Jimmy Archer of the Chicago Cubs on it, and the other had the legendary Shoeless Joe Jackson, and both were dated 1914. A man at a show once offered him $25 dollars for the cards. Even though he only paid $5 for the cards, Eckhardt waited and kept the cards. When he asked about them, everyone was stumped, so Eckhardt decided to let an online auction sell them. They sold for more than $2,200 dollars, which Eckhardt says was not bad for a 5 dollar purchase. Eckhardt says, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. You never know what you’re going to find in a pile of junk.”—Jim L. Wilson & Jim Sandell
Minnesota Man Finds Hidden Treasure In Postcard Collection,
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/03/05/minnesota-man-finds-hidden-treasure-in-postcard-collection, Accessed March 5, 2015.
Matthew 13:52 (HCSB) “Therefore,” He said to them, “every student of Scripture instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who brings out of his storeroom what is new and what is old.”