We finished cleaning the storage units out today. We have had them since 1998, and since they redid the roof there several years ago, all the units were leaking. We did lose things...I lost the empty boxes of 1999-00 Topps Gold Label and 2000 Press Pass VIP, both to water damage, but that appears to be the only card stuff I lost. But some stuff that we had been hoping to find was found. (we hadn't been through the units for quite a while, and most of the stuff we just moved without looking at, so Lost & Found will continue as a series) I found a couple other things my dad had squirreled away that I didn't even know about.
This is my first post on Cardboard History that will not contain any cards or sports memorabilia...I don't plan to go OT very often but the finds here are so important that I'm going to.
I never met my grandfather. While he lived until 1998, he wanted nothing to do with the rest of the family. My other grandfather died before I was born.
This was a treasure I didn't know existed, and connects me to my great-grandfather, who died in 1976, 8 years before I was born.
My dad was a lifetime "car guy" and mechanic. It was predestined that I would be into cars, as my mom is also into cars and grew up around cars. My mom enjoys going to car shows and hopes to have a classic Chevelle again someday. Her daily driver was a 1972 Chevelle until 1990, when it rusted away.
Unfortunately my dad had cancer and his tools have been sitting in storage since 2002, when he lost his battle with it. They took some of the worst water damage and I was only able to save this one loose wrench.
The white background on the last three photos will lead to another Lost & Found post once I do some scanning, as it is something else I was looking for, and is very much on-topic as the majority of the box are Becketts, including Basketball #1. The newest issue in it was talking about the first LeBron James rookie cards so 2003 was the last time I saw it. In case you have not read between the lines I am a certified hoarder and not very good at sorting things or keeping them organized, lol. I also found something else I was looking for that will lead to another post as soon as I get it photographed. There is more Lost & Found coming....
Thanks for reading, and I will be back on the topic or cards- or at least basketball- next post.