Of all the pawn shop’s unique items, Katie Couric zoned in on a frame that included a mountain photo, an engraved plate, and a card with a saying and a signature of legendary American writer and humorist Mark Twain.
“He used to give these out, scratch little things on a card, sign it and this one’s even dated: January 1900,” Rick Harrison explained to Couric. While Couric was examining what Twain wrote on the card — “We ought never do wrong when anyone is looking” — Harrison said, “It’s a great piece of advice.”
Couric agreed, reading the saying out loud with a laugh, “I read a lot of Mark Twain in college. I absolutely love his work. I love his wry sense of humor. He’s one of the greatest writers in American history.”
But with as much affinity as Couric had for Twain and his historical significance, would she be willing to pay a steep price for the rare piece of memorabilia?