“Big L.T.” was a regular guy who had been hit by some bad luck. A car accident led to a metatarsal pressure ulcer that forced doctors to amputate one of his feet. He was fitted with a prosthetic that enabled the 6′ 7″ gentle giant to get around better, but working a regular job was no longer a possibility.
L.T. was given a $839 disability check by the government, and forced to survive on this meager allowance. His situation seemed bleak, until one day when a strange turn of events turned his life upside-down.
While he was flipping through the local television channels, something caught L.T.’s eye. He instantly froze when he recognized a familiar sight, on the PBS program Antiques Roadshow.
A man was having his hand-crafted Navajo blanket appraised, and it was valued at a staggering $350,000 to half a million dollars! L.T. was struck by how similar the blanket was to an heirloom that had been passed down to him by his father.
He decided to do a little research, and was led to.
After a little bit of research, L.T. learned that his Navajo blanket was very rare indeed, and one of the best examples of its kind ever to be put up for action.
At this point he knew that his luck had turned around. He was told that he could get $50k, or even as much as $150,000 for something that he had tucked away and not thought much about.
What happened at the auction stunned even veteran auctioneers in attendance. L.T. got the surprise of his life, leaving him holding his wife in tears. Can you make it to the end without welling up?