A Halifax man has won a legal battle against Canada Post after his recently purchased Conner McDavid hockey card was found “completely destroyed” in the mail.
According to Metro News, David Wayne Clark represented himself and told Nova Scotia small claims court he bought the Edmonton Oilers collectible on eBay for $140 with plans to resell it for more than double that price.
Adjudicator Eric Slone awarded Clark the full amount of the card in addition to potential profit for a total of nearly $240.
One week before Clark made the winning bid, he noticed his slot in his Spryfield community mailbox was “insecure,” so he alerted Canada Post and was told his mail would be held at the main post office until the lock could be fixed.
Despite this, Clark testified he occasionally checked the community mailbox because mail was still being delivered to his box, and some of his mail was “tampered” with, including the valuable McDavid card.
“He says that he found the envelope containing the Conner McDavid card in his mailbox completely destroyed—ripped up,” wrote Slone in his decision.
Slone ultimately found Canada Post was negligent by delivering Clark’s mail to an insecure community mailbox.