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Luckiest Couple On Earth Unknowingly Buy Vince Lombardi's $20,000 Cardigan For 58 Cents

02/12/2015 07:00 am ET | Updated Feb 12, 2015

You might want to pay a bit more attention next time you're digging through the racks at your local vintage store as you might find way more than cheap T-shirts.

At least that's what happened to Sean and Rikki McEvoy, a North Carolina couple who purchased what they thought was just a regular old West Point cardigan at a Goodwill store. They paid an absurdly small sum (even by thrift store standards) of 58 cents, and didn't give it a second thought.

That is, of course, until Sean was watching a documentary about legendary football coach Vince Lombardi and noticed something... familiar. "I said to my wife, we have a sweater just like that, wouldn't it be great if it was actually Vince Lombardi's?" he recalled to ABC 13.

On second glance, they found that the sweater in fact had Lombardi's name written in the tag. He then called the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who encouraged McEvoy to donate the sweater. The couple decided to put it up for auction instead. Considering the fact that the sweater could be worth $20,000, we can't say we blame them for declining to donate it.

Lets just say we're keeping our eyes peeled from now on.

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