Maybe they got tired of life inside the album.
Maybe someone thought they’d make good bait.
Either way, there’s a baseball card mystery police in Alberta are trying to solve.
In a few weeks, they probably would have been covered up by a blanket of snow, only to be found again in the spring when a young man’s fancy again turns to baseball.
Luckily they were discovered by a city parks worker in Calgary—baseball cards by the thousands, sitting in plastic sheets and stored in a box along the Elbow River. Now police are trying to figure out why someone left them there.
"It’s over 3,000 cards and depending on who you talk to worth about $8,000 or a lot less," Constable Stu Simpson told the Edmonton Sun. Most photographs would seem to indicate the cards are from the modern era but police would still like to find out who they belong to.
"Somebody has invested a tremendous amount of time and money and energy in collecting and keeping these cards, and we’d like to make sure they get back to the rightful owner," said Cst. Simpson.
Stories in the Canadian media don’t shed any light on exactly what was in the box either, but if you were in the area recently, perhaps enjoying some tranquility and then left your heroes behind, we know where you can find them.