Michael Sparks, a Nashville man who works as a music tech at Soundcheck has a little thrift shop hobby. A couple times each week he visits local shops to see what he can find for less than $2.99. You just never know what you might find.
Last year, he bought a rolled up document that looked pretty old and interesting for $2.48. Turns out that document is one of 200 copies of the original Declaration of Independence commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1820.
It is reported to be worth $200,000 - $300,000. Michael has actually become attached to the Declaration and considered keeping it. Then, he realized that if he actually had $250,000, he wouldn't buy it.
So, now that document is up for auction.