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'Antiques Roadshow': Personal Photo Collection Worth Shocking Amount

'Antiques Roadshow': Personal Photo Collection Worth Shocking Amount

"Antiques Roadshow" headed to Baton Rouge this week, where a man named Jack brought in a one-of-a-kind collection.



Jack used to be a test director on the NASA zero-gravity airplane known as the "Vomit Comet." (Yuck.) Between 1962 and 1977, Jack worked side-by-side with a bunch of astronauts. He had his co-workers sign pictures during that time -- and the collection proved to be very valuable. Each picture was worth at least $200 -- and Jack had dozens of them.

Appraiser Grant Zahajko said, "The collection in total, we would put an estimate between $35,000 and $45,000 at auction."

Jack simply couldn't believe it. "Wow. You've got to be kidding. I am just speechless. I thought maybe $2,000 to $4,000, something like that."

In a behind-the-scenes interview, Jack told the show he wished he had more. He said had he realized how amazing and historic his job was at the time, he would've collected a lot more autographs!

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coldh2oranch February 25 2014 at 11:10 AM

Well, fly me to the moon

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zack is the man coldh2oranch February 25 2014 at 12:25 PM

..&let me dance amongst the stars. LOL.

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zack is the man February 25 2014 at 12:27 PM

I have been collecting my famiy's signatures in hope 1 of those basterd's will get famous ,so far "nothn,zippo, nada..." :D)

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howlter February 25 2014 at 1:26 PM

Fly me to Moon let me dance above world .

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abourge458 February 25 2014 at 2:20 PM

I'm tying to make the Guiness book by collecting the most signatures/letterheads of bill collectors.
It's coming along really well!

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keanai1998 February 25 2014 at 11:27 AM

That's some good luck there.

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PSYCHiATRY is a SCAM February 25 2014 at 9:05 PM

wish I had a good job , working with people who are not

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celienet February 25 2014 at 8:27 PM

Bless his heart. It always makes me cry when the old guys cry.

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jacksonville Fl February 26 2014 at 12:58 AM

Just remember, something is worth only what someone is willing to pay for it.

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ticknert2 February 25 2014 at 2:42 PM

Awesome job.

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wickedwolfpress February 25 2014 at 12:51 PM

Now if he could have just got them to bring back signed pictures of aliens, that would really be worth something! What? Aliens don't exist? Take a look at these alien pictures:
http://www.blue-planet-project.com/

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J wickedwolfpress February 25 2014 at 1:03 PM

The Dulce Base stuff has been discredited since the 1990s...go sell it somewhere else.

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