"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!