Store owner finds treasure trove of Cavs' memorabilia after buying abandoned storage locker

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Man Finds Treasure Trove Of NBA Memorabilia After Buying Abandoned LockerBy WJW

MENTOR, OH - An area businessman took a chance on a storage locker and ended up with items belonging to a former Cavs player.

Jeff Noble regularly goes to auctions to look for inventory for his store, the Second Chance Thrift Shop in Mentor-on-the-Lake. Last Thursday, he outbid seven other people for a storage locker, thinking he could sell the king size bed and other furniture in it. He soon found out he bought the abandoned locker of Samardo Samuels, who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers a couple of years ago.

"I started seeing brand new tennis shoes, lots of them. It ends up being over 25 pairs brand new size 15, 16 Nike shoes. And then I saw some jerseys. It was Samardo Samuels. There were some Cavs playbooks, Cavs team policy manual. As, we dug a little further we found some paychecks."

Noble intends to sell the items in his store and on Ebay. He expects to make much more than the $425 dollars he spent on the storage locker.

Samuels now plays basketball on a European league in Barcelona.

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Store owner finds treasure trove of Cavs' memorabilia after buying abandoned storage locker
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CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Timofey Mozgov #20 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Harrison Barnes #40 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half during Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Larry W. Smith Pool/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers fan Linda Jakob, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, reacts outside Quicken Loans Arena during the final moments of the Cavaliers' 105-97 loss to the Oakland Warriors in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Cleveland. The Warriors took the title with a 4-2 win in the series. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
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Cleveland Cavaliers fan Aaron Assad, of Cleveland, reacts outside the arena during the final moments of the Cavaliers' 105-97 loss to the Oakland Warriors in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Cleveland. The Warriors took the title with a 4-2 win in the series. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov (20) is defended by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the first half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) puts up a shot against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the first half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov (20) during the first half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) goes to the basket against Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt calls a play during the first half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30), right, and guard Andre Iguodala (9) celebrate after winning Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 105-97 to win the best-of-seven game series 4-2. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: The Golden State Warriors celebrate their 105 to 97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors smiles while talking to ESPN after the Golden State Warriors win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: The Golden State Warriors hold up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy and celebrate winning Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Festus Ezeli #31 of the Golden State Warriors and his teammates celebrate winning Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: 2015 NBA Finals Championship Trophy presentation to the Golden State Warriors after Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Teammates Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors smile in the locker room and hold the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after the Golden State Warriors win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks at the post game press conference after Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy at the post game press conference after Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors with the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award at the post game press conference after Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with assistant coach Luke Walton and the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy in the locker room after winning Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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