During my time as assistant pastor our congregation learned that my intellect had been shaped by such peerless literature as the Hardy Boys detective stories. It was little wonder then that we got a call from a church member to see if I was interested in purchasing some of them. They were going to be sold at a garage sale to benefit the missionaries.
I ended up buying 6 volumes at $2 each. What a deal! Now we have Hardy Boys volumes 1-54 and 56-57. I do have a reprint version of #58, but I’m a purist. I’d rather have one of the original blue spine volumes.