The Gift That Keeps on Giving
When A.L. Cox, Jr died on April 26, 2006, he likely had no idea that his massive card collection would cement his legacy in the Tulsa area.
As reported by Tulsa World, Cox had collected nearly 600,000 cards, mostly baseball, and various other pieces of sports memorabilia. His son and daughter did not want to see them go to waste so his son and daughter donated them to the Tulsa County Parks Department. Parks officials agreed to distribute the cards to children that participated in the county's baseball leagues. Now Cox's collection can be enjoyed by many.
In 2007, the collection had an estimated value of $21,330 although due to the collection's sheer size, it would be difficult to get an exact amount of its worth today.