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    Legendary Football Players Brass Social Security Card Found - Returning to Family

    I've waited a few days to post this to give me time to do the research. Once I found how prominent this person was I wanted to see if there were surviving family members who might want it back. I was dump digging a few days ago in our favorite creek, which is a local legend itself for producing amazing finds, when I saw the corner of something ornate. Turned out to be a brass social security card. It was quite corroded but luckily everything on it was legible. I researched the name and found out it belonged to a local legend. Lindy Berry played Football for the TCU Horned Frogs in the 1940's and then on to the NFL in the early 50's. While at TCU he set several records, some that were not broken until the late 1990's and one in 2005. He is in the TCU Hall of Fame and the Oil Bowl Hall of Fame. He even has his own 1950's Topps football card! Lindy was born in Wichita Falls, Tx in 1927 and died in Fort Worth, Tx in 2014. I located his niece today who has also made a name for herself in sports and social media. I am mailing it back to her and she plans to surprise her father with it. She said she would would send pics of her dad receiving the card. If she does I will post them to this thread. I dug some other cool stuff on that particular day but this card was by far the best!

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    Honorable Mention this is really cool you did alot of research and to contact the Niece who will give it to her Father. You are a Great person with a big heart amazing .Thanks for sharing this story. If you dont get an Honorable mention I will eat every single bottle cap I find for the next year. Moderaters dont let this happen lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Honorable Mention this is really cool you did alot of research and to contact the Niece who will give it to her Father. You are a Great person with a big heart amazing .Thanks for sharing this story. If you dont get an Honorable mention I will eat every single bottle cap I find for the next year. Moderaters dont let this happen lol
    Thank you so much A2Coins! Lets hope you don't have to eat any bottlecaps!
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    Then I would be like the guy detecting with steel toed boots trying to find where the signal was coming from.
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Agree with Tommy, Honorable Mention for sure! If that doesn't happen, I promise to dig up all the bottlecaps here in MI so Tommy doesn't chip a tooth!

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    Nice find, and great job on the research for the return. Honorable mention from me also. I will also eat bottle caps if you don't get the honorable mention, but mine will be the candy bottle caps from the 1970's ! My teeth aren't as tough as Tommy's anymore !
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    Yep, agree with everybody above. Way nice and a Honorable Mention is in order. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD51 View Post
    Agree with Tommy, Honorable Mention for sure! If that doesn't happen, I promise to dig up all the bottlecaps here in MI so Tommy doesn't chip a tooth!
    Now I'm hoping it doesn't you can start with the Arb Steve lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Now I'm hoping it doesn't you can start with the Arb Steve lol
    Tommy, nobody has ever cracked a beer and thrown the bottlecap on the ground at the Arb!!!

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    I would say both Honorable Mention and Banner, awesome find of a lifetime and a return
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    Very interesting find. Congrats. Voted Honorable mention.

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    Now thatís definitely a conversation piece.and should be nominated for honorable mention and banner.
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    Too cool !!!
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    I toss a Banner vote in also
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