The “value” of a baseball card collection is more than a dollar figure.
For one South Carolina man, they were a tangible connection to his father and to his memories of watching players from the past on nearby diamonds as they made their way up the professional ladder.
Steve Marshall had been collecting since his bought his first pack as a kid in 1971.
Then came the recent flooding.
The water entered Marshall’s home in Columbia and didn’t stop until it had swallowed thousands of cards that were resting on shelves well above floor level. He lost more persona property than that, but the cards were special.
Enter Staci Sansone, a local woman whose baseball-loving husband had passed away six years ago.
WLTX in Columbia tells us what happened in the story below. If you can’t see the video, click here.