The City of Miami is damn near bust. Commissioners in recent years have snarfed down $50 million from their bank accounts to cover operating losses. Now, on his way out of office and in a desperate attempt to repair a rapidly shredding legacy, Mayor Manny Diaz is holding a fire sale.
He's peddling neither parks nor hairpieces.
No, Manuelito has dug through the closets of that hangar they call city hall and turned up something far more valuable: baseball cards. Kind of. Actually, what Manny is offering to the public (through New Times, and we get a cut of the profits) are felon cards commemorating those halcyon days when bankruptcy loomed, graft was common, and lawmen busted bad pols like fishermen nail snook in the Keys.
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Click here to view the collectible cards.