This is as sad and as fascinating of a story you will read today. Back in February 2009, sports memorabilia collector Doug Wielinski was in his home putting together a baseball puzzle, when Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed into his home, killing 49 people aboard, as well as Wielinski, the only victim on the ground. In addition to the loss of Wielinski’s life, also lost was his extensive collection of vintage baseball cards and autographed sports memorabilia. In the must read in-depth story, Wielinski’s wife Karen talks about her husband’s life, his passion for sports, and the massive collection that was among the largest in the Northeast.
Recalling a collector’s life, in bits and pieces — USAToday.com