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Troop 850 nabs a thief, and more

A Boy Scout troop from New Jersey used scouting skills last month to help cops nail a suspected thief in Key West, Fla.

Troop 850 nabs a thief
A Boy Scout troop from New Jersey used scouting skills last month to help cops nail a suspected thief in Key West, Fla. While out on a bicycle ride, Troop 850 spotted a furious tourist chasing a man he said had stolen his phone and wallet. While their leader called the police, the 17 scouts tracked the alleged thief on their bikes. When the cops arrived, the teenagers led them to the suspect, then fanned out to locate the phone he’d allegedly dropped along the way. Scouts swear an oath to help people at all times, explained scoutmaster Barry Weigmann. “That doesn’t mean sitting on the sidelines.”

About those baseball cards in the attic
At first Karl Kissner figured the small cardboard box of baseball cards he found in his late grandfather’s attic was just more junk. After all, the Defiance, Ohio, house was stuffed with a century’s worth of clutter. But after seeking out an expert, Kissner learned the cards were among the rarest ever discovered—a long-lost series issued around 1910, in pristine condition, including Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Cy Young, and Honus Wagner. The 700-card collection is now expected to go for up to $3 million when sold at auction in August. “It’s like finding the Mona Lisa in the attic,” said Kissner. 

Oh, the teachers you'll remember
When Brenna Martin graduated from high school, her father gave her the keepsake of a lifetime—quite literally. Throughout his daughter’s school career, Bryan Martin had secretly asked all her teachers, principals, and coaches, from kindergarten through high school, to sign pages of Dr. Seuss’s book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Martin presented his daughter with the 13-year labor of love upon her graduation last month from North Johnston High School in Kenly, N.C. “Yes, the intended effect occurred,” she said. “I burst out in tears.”

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