Purchasing vintage and antiques from thrift stores and flea markets is a favorite pastime of mine. I like the suspense of not knowing what I’ll find.

Of course, the goal is to find something truly unique and perhaps priceless that can still be purchased for pennies on the dollar.

If you’re lucky, you’ll find some great offers and make a profit.

Few people, however, are as fortunate as Randy Guijarro.

Randy paid two dollars for an ancient photo album filled with black and white snapshots of family and friends at a garage sale.

Despite his skepticism about their monetary worth, he purchased them because of their unique beauty.

When he got home, he went through them and discovered that the vast majority of them were useless.

But then he noticed that one of the images included someone he knew.

Billy the Kid was one of the Wild West’s most infamous outlaws. Billy the Kid, or William H. Bonney, as his official name was, was shot and died in 1881 when he was only 23 years old.

Finding an image of him is incredibly rare, making any image of him precious.

Randy’s two dollars were well spent on the film, which has now become a valuable classic.

The selling of the shot netted him a whopping $5 million.

What a great find at the thrift store or antique mall!