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Cubs fan finds autographed Cardinals World Series cap on I-74

In this photaken Thursday Nov. 3 2011 Brimfield Ill. resident Joe Couri holds 2011 World Series championship baseball hautographed by

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, Brimfield, Ill., resident Joe Couri holds a 2011 World Series championship baseball hat autographed by St. Louis Cardinals players, he said he found along an off-ramp along Interstate 74, in Peoria, Ill. Couri, a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, says he wants to return the hat to its owner. He says whoever comes forward will have to know an unexpected signature on the hat or "have a picture of himself wearing it." (AP Photo/Journal Star, David Zalaznik)

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Updated: November 4, 2011 3:04PM



PEORIA, Ill. — A die-hard Chicago Cubs fan has found a 2011 World Series championship cap autographed by rival St. Louis Cardinals players — and he wants to give it back.

Joe Couri tells the Journal Star in Peoria he was driving along Interstate 74 in central Illinois when traffic backed up because of an accident. He says he saw the hat among debris on an off-ramp.

The 38-year-old from Brimfield says the hat appears to be signed by David Freese, Yadier Molina, Jason Motte and other players.

Couri wants to return the hat to its owner. He says whoever comes forward will have to know about an unexpected signature on the hat or “have a picture of himself wearing it.”



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