Be Amazed at these Lucky People Who Found the Best Things in Thrift Stores! Vince Lombardi Sweater - Many people browse thrift stores for clothes to sell online, but not everyone scores a touchdown like Sean and Rikki McEvoy, who picked up a West Point sweater for only 58 cents. $26 bag - Retired chef John Richard was poking around a charity shop in Oxfam, England, when he found a unique bag. A painting bought for $3 - A South Carolina man identified only as Leroy bought a painting from Goodwill, mostly because he liked the frame. Barack Obama Award - Former US president Barack Obama received countless awards, including a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. A cup and a Bowl - In 2013, a shopper from Sydney found a weird-looking cup for only $4, so he bought it.
An Egg-spensive egg - A scrap dealer purchased a Faberge egg for $14,000, which doesn't sound cheap. Declaration of Independence - One day Michael Sparks found an old, yellowed, rolled-up piece of paper at the thrift. Photo Worth Millions - Randy Guijarro visited his favorite shop and found a box of tintypes—old photographs. Charity Shop Clothing - A bride-to-be wanted a good deal on a wedding dress. An $8 video game - Paying attention to news about valuable antiques can really pay off, and it did for Jennifer Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina. Valuable Books - Now these examples will remind you to always check what's inside books at thrift stores. A valuable splash of paint - Teri Horton was searching a thrift shop for a gift to cheer up a friend, and decided that what she saw as a large, ugly painting would do the trick. A Rare Diving Watch - Zach Norris was looking for a golf cart at Goodwill when he made a quick detour to the watch section. Lookalike Paintings - Sometimes going to the thrift store isn't just about finding valuable items, it's about finding items that really speak to you. A loaded purse - Finds that are worth a lot of money are great, but sometimes it's nice to just find the money itself!