Eve

By Eve

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Sees Baseball Bat At Garage Sale For $1, Realizes It's Priceless.

Wooden Baseball Bat

Wooden Baseball Bat

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Just as Bruce was about to walk away, he spotted it! There in a neat row with the metal baseball bats laid out under the table was a wooden bat. It wasn't modern like the rest of the bats. To the untrained eye, the wooden bat looked old and worthless. Bruce couldn't believe it! The price tag was only $1!

The Lettering

The Lettering

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He picked up the old wooden bat. He noticed the grip was nice and smooth from years of use. It was heavy too. He looked at the lettering more carefully in the sunlight. The words were worn off. But he had a strong feeling that there was something extra special about this old wooden bat.

A Dilemma

A Dilemma

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So Bruce could either buy the wooden bat for $1, or he could let the seller, Sue McEntee, in on the secret. If he quickly bought the bat and resold it, he could make a nice amount of cash. So he was faced with a moral dilemma.

Confusion

Confusion

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He made his decision quickly, and then asked Sue, "Do you know what this is?" She seemed confused for a second, but then replied, "Well yeah, it's a bat." He knew from her response she didn't have a clue what he was holding. The old wooden bat could be a very big piece of American history.

Get A Pencil

Get A Pencil

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Bruce told her quietly, "I think you might have something here. It's hard for me to tell, but there's one true way. I want you to go inside and get a pencil." Puzzled with his request, Sue walked into her house to get a pencil. Then, Bruce rubbed the pencil lead on a small part of the old bat.

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