Rick Norsigian is a very fortunate man.
In 2000, he found a two boxes of glass negative plates at a garage sale, marked for $70. He talked the seller down to $45 and carted them off. Turns out, they were shot by, ahem, Ansel Adams and had been though destroyed in a fire 70 years earlier. Their estimated value now is $200 million.
I think I need to go to more garage sales … and I really hope they publish those images.