Admittedly, Boston-area collector Dave Damphousse was only stopping by Batter Up Sports Cards in Tewksbury, Mass., on Saturday afternoon to pick up a display case for the foul-tip souvenir his son nabbed at a Red Sox game a few weeks back.
“But I saw the box of 2011 National Treasures Football sitting there and couldn’t resist,” Damphousse wrote in an email to Panini America yesterday. “The owner of the store was just closing up so I opened the box in the parking lot. I could not believe my eyes.”
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