Have you ever wondered how much the stuff in thrift stores is actually worth? I mean, if it’s that cheap, it can’t be that valuable, right?
Wrong. Sure, there’s a bunch of junk floating around in thrift stores, but some of it is worth a ton of money. Just ask the guy who picked up a picture for $2 that ended up being worth millions.
Randy Guijarro purchased this picture for $2 at a thrift store because he thought it looked cool.
As far as he was concerned, it probably wasn’t worth much.
But then he found out that this is one of the only photos of Billy the Kid.
It’s actually a picture of the famous outlaw and some of his gang members playing croquet in 1878.
The photo’s authenticity has been verified by historians, and it’s valued at roughly $5,000,000.
There was a lot of bang in those two bucks.
(via Where Cool Things Happen)
Hundreds of people love browsing thrift stores, and after hearing about this, I might start thrifting myself. Okay, probably not. I’m pretty sure that this type of thing doesn’t happen very often.