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Madisonville man remembers flood that ruined 70's card collection

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MADISONVILLE, KY (WFIE) -

Tuesday was the one-year anniversary of some major flooding in the Tri-State.

One of the hardest it areas was Hopkins County, Kentucky.

A Madisonville resident not only saw damage to his home, but also lost valuable items he had been collecting since the 70's.

Brad Summers was in a desert in Mexico for his job, and completely unaware that some very prized possessions were under several feet of water back home in his garage: baseball cards he had collected in the 1970's.

"It wasn't so much the money, they weren't in mint condition but a lot of sentimental value," said Brad.

His family, friends, and realtor, Kim Harper, waded through flood waters to save what they could, but some of the best cards were destroyed.

"Cincinnati Reds Big Red Machine Team and I'm a cardinals fan, I lost some of those cards," said Brad.

When he rushed back home, he was relieved to find all of his University of Kentucky fan gear and autographed memorabilia still in tact.

A signed baseball by Cardinal great, Lou Beck was still there as well.

Brad told 14 News it's hard for him to estimate the value of the baseball cards that he didn't lose, he only sustained a couple hundred dollars worth of damage.

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