January 28, 2023

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Colorado reunites ex-Crested Butte resident with baseball cards

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On the first floor of the Colorado Capitol, inside the Office of the Treasury, behind a vault door, lies a trove of 10,000 items abandoned or forgotten by Coloradans. 

There are diamond rings, silver bars, paintings, love letters and even a tapestry. 

For Jere Carroll, the vault held something that tied him to his past, to his child and to his father Thanksgiving week: a set of baseball cards.

“I thought they were the coolest thing when I was a little kid,” Carroll said. “So now it’s like having a piece of my childhood back.” 

Carroll, 48, was reunited with the cards after 24 years. The former Crested Butte resident left the cards — preserved in plastic casings — inside a safe deposit box when he lived there in his…

Elliott Wenzler

2022-11-28 03:30:00

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