To most of us, it was a 45-second clip on the evening news. To those affected, it was a nightmare. The recent floods in the Upper Midwest destroyed a lot of things including one man’s lifelong card collection.
Roger Colbenson was a collector at heart.
The boxes that stored his cards included everything from vintage Hall of Famers to 1986 Topps. Late summer flooding in his hometown of Rushford, Minnesota swallowed up a collection he says was worth well into six figures and included a safe full of rookie cards. He thought at least they were out of danger but the safe turned out not to be waterproof.
See what all that water did to his cards via KTTC-TV (click on the little video camera in the upper right once the link opens).