About 30 miles north of San Diego, a woman was making national news for placing an ad for a husband. She was in her late 40s and losing her health insurance. A medical condition meant $3,000 in pills each month.
Don't feel too bad for her. She had thousands of proposals and will probably work this all out just fine.
Now comes a guy in San Diego that wants to exchange his baseball cards and other sports memorabilia, for a house. He put on ad on Craigslist, and said he'd even consider a home that's a fixer-upper. Well, as long as it has a scenic view (geez...this dude better have a lot of mint condition rookie cards, maybe a Honus Wagner, Bronko Nagarski, etc).
He's saying the value of his collection is in the $500,000 price range, and has spent 50 years collection. He specialized in Yankee memorabia (and has about 28 1962 Mickey Mantle cards...although a mint conidtion one is only valued at $600).
This dude is a retired firefighter, who did some college coaching and a bit of scouting or the Toronto Blue Jays. He was even an equipment manager for the San Diego Padres in the late 80s.
He's divorced and has three sons. I'm guessing they're a bit bummed that this sweet card collection isn't getting passed down to them. But he just met his junior high school sweetheart and they got engaged.
I'm guessing when he got down on a knee, and placed a ring on her finger....the collector in him said "There goes that '57 Topps Jackie Robinson."