Just in a Nick of Time
Sometimes I get lucky, like really lucky. That would be the case for this Baltimore Orioles helmet that you see to the right. I was surfing the web one day and stumbled upon this little beauty. I was so excited that I immediately wrote to the gentleman and asked him if he would be willing to sell it to me? I won't mention the price I offered, but I will mention that I sent this message before I went to school to teach and I had not heard back from him before I left. I had almost forgotten about the helmet, but I decided to do a quick check of my email over lunch and I noticed that he had messaged me back. I did a quick response and he agreed, but that is not where the story is interesting. When he wrote me back he had told me that a gentleman had written to him right after he answered me email and the other person had offered him twice as much as what I had offered just five minutes after I sent me message. That gentleman wanted to buy it because he was going to a baseball card show that weekend and he wanted to get Brooks Robinson to autograph it. Whew!! Thank goodness that seller sold in good conscience because I have never seen another helmet like this one. And no, I won't tell you what I paid for it. Some things are better to take to the grave.
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