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Dirty Jobs Marbles Episode Creating JABO “Eagles”

Dirty Jobs finally aired the marbles episode on December 8th. It was originally filmed in November 2008 at the JABO factory.

Mike Rowe helped the crew create a very vibrant run of marbles called "Eagles". They are loaded with aventurine and have been for sale on eBay since 2008, though I expect the value will increase now that the show has aired. Right now it looks like you can still grab some for around $5 each.

If you missed this fantastic little bit of marble history, keep an eye out for a repeat on Tuesday, December 15th. Here is a sneak peak from the show:

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