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21 hours ago

The Blystone Company

The Ins and Outs of Sports Memorabilia

- An astonishing 70%-90% of autographed memorabilia in the market is forged according to the FBI
- Always have signed memorabilia authenticated through the PSA/DNA or JSA
- Pins carry less value than most items as they are usually made in bulk quantities
- Stamped signatures are of course worth significantly less than real autographs
- Pennants are also a watered down category in the memorabilia market
- Unless the book is a first edition, signed, and in mint condition from an athlete or coach; the value of the book is about the same as when you paid for it at the store

Happy Hunting!
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Kitchen hazards have the potential to ruin your next family meal. Here is some important information to ensure the meal goes off without a hitch:

- The CDC says that whole cuts of meats like beef or pork should be cooked at an internal temp of 145ºF while chicken needs to be at an internal temp of 160ºF to kill bacteria
- In 2011, cutting a bagel was ranked as the fifth most dangerous activity in the kitchen which gave way to the acronym, BRI. (Bagel Related Injury) Bagels are dangerous apparently…
- Coating your hands with veggie oil before handling hot peppers can keep your hands from feeling the burn (gloves work too)
- Make sure to prevent cross-contamination when cooking up your favorite medley so nobody leaves the table sick
- Clean up food crumbs and grease around the oven and stove-top to avoid a catastrophic fire that would seriously put a damper on Taco Tuesday

Stay Safe!
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To realize the value of a sister/brother:
Ask someone who doesn't have one.

To realize the value of ten years:
Ask a newly divorced couple.

To realize the value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize the value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize the value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of one minute:
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize the value of one second:
Ask a person who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:

LOSE ONE.

Remember....

Hold on tight to the ones you love!
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