KENT, OH—A story narrated to a group of friends Friday night was almost immediately overshadowed by an anecdote from 28-year-old John Kiley, who informed everyone present that when he experienced almost exactly the same situation, the circumstances  were far more interesting.

"It's funny you mention that, because I saw that band, too, but it was last year, when they were at the peak of their ability and still had their original bassist," Kiley said. "They did a double encore that night. Pretty rare for them."

Kiley later added that he had that one baseball card, too, but he got it in a pack he bought at the store, which allowed him to make a much larger profit when he later sold it.