Back when my Dad graduated from college he was gifted one share of Apple stock from his dad since he was going into the tech industry. My Dad then subsequently lost that certificate in a move or something like that and we assumed it was long gone, but he was convinced that it was somewhere.
Fast forward to today and my Mom is cleaning out the garage and finds an old year book in a box. As she is looking through it and finds the old certificate in between the pages. Due to all the stock splits that have happened since he got it in 82 the stock is now worth roughly $7500