He paid $2 at a flea market for an old photograph

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Randy Guijarro, who stumbled upon a remarkable photo of Billy the Kid playing croquet, encourages others to explore hidden treasures in their attics. Guijarro bought three tintypes for $2 in 2010, one featuring Billy the Kid, initially considered a mere $2 purchase. Later authenticated, the 1878 photo fetched millions at auction. Guijarro, a telecom expert, and his wife plan to fund more explorations with the windfall, expressing interest in investigating forgotten historical events. The couple aims to use part of the money for a new car. The photo, the second authenticated image of Billy the Kid, is valued at $5 million. Guijarro’s journey, documented in a National Geographic special hosted by Kevin Costner, reveals challenges and skepticism in verifying the photo’s authenticity. Billy the Kid’s legacy as a Wild West icon endures, and Guijarro’s discovery underscores the thrill of uncovering historical gems.

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