Thats amazing! I'm thrilled to hear that the stuff made it back. I'm curious if the thieves were actually Magic players, or if they were just a bunch of junkies who got lucky, etc.
maaaybe they know what magic is, but no way where they vintage players. these collections are basically marked. going in with the binders with names on is extra stupid, but even if they brought only the loose cards in a plastic bag ... I would guess most stores in the bigger area would've identified that after they were told what was roughly stolen. if they had any idea how rare a collection with exactly these cards is, they would've sold it outside of the USA.
when I first read this, I figured the collection was targeted, security cameras turned away etc. didn't sound like some random street robbers got lucky. but if they walk into a store in the area with a bag with a name on ... you can't be that stupid if you knew what you were stealing.