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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pirates, Not the Baseball Kind

I apologize if this is old news but I thought it was a strange, sad story.  If you have already seen this story, go read something else.

This comes from the Livingston Daily...

"A Hamburg Township man is offering a $500 reward for the return of a vintage 1951 Parkhurst hockey card collection that was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in his driveway.
The victim, who lives in the 9600 block of Mohican Court, said the collector cards, "worth a considerable amount of money," were stolen from his Chrysler Sebring convertible between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday.

The victim said he believes he was the victim of "car hopping," in which teenagers look for unlocked vehicles to search. He said he and his family were running late Friday evening and "unfortunately ... left the house rather suddenly, forgetting to lock the cars."
Interesting idea, keeping a cherished collection in what appears to be a treasure chest.  But why, oh why, was this in a car?  If you had a 1951 Parkie collection, would you have it in a car?  I would keep those in a safe or at the very least, locked up in a closet somewhere.  If I went anywhere with them, I'd have one of those movie style metal briefcases with the chained handcuffs and all (maybe a slight exaggeration...slight). 

I hope, for his sake, this guy gets these back.  I have a feeling the thieves don't even know what they are in possession of.


  1. That blows...why would he keep it in his car? It almost sounds suspicious

  2. contrary to any rumours... it wasn't me...

  3. Reminds me of the incident in 2003 when Nick Kypreos had some of his game worn jerseys stolen from his car--even though you might have a good explanation of why you left them there. it still boggles my mind ---if I left an unopened box of 90/91 ProSet in my car, I would probably come back and find two boxes LOL

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  5. Too funny Kazi, but seriously one of the greatest sets of ALL TIME left in a car over night, I wonder what kind of emergency you would have that would make you forget a set of that significance? I left a box of 10-11 H&P in my car while I was at class and at least had the intelligence to cover it with a coat!


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