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Top of the Morning, Jan. 21, 2024 | Business

When a friend from Oakwood texted former Illini great Darrin Fletcher a picture of Tom Brady’s baseball card that netted $158,600 in an online auction last weekend, his initial reaction was “I’ve seen that picture before.”

It showed Brady with a catcher’s mitt in a uniform of the Montreal Expos, who drafted the California multi-sport prep star in the 18th round in 1995. But, Fletcher thought to himself, “I’m pretty sure that’s my body.”

Yep, Fletcher found the picture of him with the Expos — he starred for the team from 1992-97 — and compared it to Brady’s: An almost-perfect match, with the NFL great’s face and No. 12 superimposed on Fletcher’s 20-something body.

“Everyone told me: Maybe you have a case to make,” said the…

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