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Stopwatch That Timed First Sub-4 Minute Mile at Auction

1954 stopwatch Roger Bannister 4 minute mile

A stopwatch and program from Roger Bannister’s famous barrier-shattering mile run in 1954 is up for bid through a British auctioneer.

Jackson, Jordan, Munson Jerseys Head to Auction

Game-worn Reggie Jackson uniform 1974 Athletics

Game uniforms from Reggie Jackson and Michael Jordan join a 1971 Thurman Munson Yankees home jersey in a sale set for later this month.

News and Notes: Asst. Prosecutor Charged, Tale of 2 Businesses, Yard Sale Finds

Bergen auciton

Hobby-related news, notes and links.

Man Who Caught A-Rod’s 660th Home Run Ball May Sell

Shuster

A Red Sox fan and sports collector caught the ball hit by Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run. He’s mulling his options.

Notes: Super Bowl Shoes, ‘Boston’ Jersey Charity Auction, Rose But No Reds

Game-worn Red Sox jersey Boston Strong

The shoes Adam Vinatieri wore to kick a Super Bowl-winning field goal are for sale, special Red Sox game jerseys are on the block and more… in the Notebook.

Recalling Landmark Basketball Cards and Sets of the 1990s

Finest Refractors 1993 Michael Jordan

They’re not all valuable but here’s a look at some of the landmark single cards, sets and inserts of the 90s.

Helmar Card of the Week: Joe Tinker, 1914 Chicago Chi-Feds

Joe Tinker-Helmar-Oasis

We kick off a new feature showcasing Helmar Brewing’s amazing art cards with Joe Tinker and a piece depicting the Hall of Famer during the 1914 Federal League season.

Notes: LC Greenwood Auction, Beckett Suit, Rogers Offer, Pricey ’78 Ryan

Nolan Ryan 1978 Topps PSA 10

A roundup of hobby-related stories including the LC Greenwood estate auction, Beckett suing Zistle.com and a huge price for a PSA 10 1978 Topps Nolan Ryan.

Group Works to Buy Roger Brown’s HOF Jacket Back

Hall of Fame jacket Roger Brown

After a family member sold it, a group supporting former ABA players stepped in to help buy back the Hall of Fame jacket of the late Roger Brown.

Lakers Ball Boy Snuck Into Bulls Locker Room for MJ’s Shoes

1984 Michael Jordan shoes

Khalid Ali was 15 when he scored game-worn shoes from Michael Jordan but he had to violate a Lakers rule to connect with the young Bulls’ star.

Jim Brown’s 1957 Rookie Contract at Auction

1957 Jim Brown rookie contract

Signed twice by the Hall of Famer and also inked by commissioner Bert Bell, the pact includes a $12,000 salary for his first season in Cleveland.

Topps Contest Winner Gets Contract, Meets Nolan Ryan

Tyler Badger Nolan Ryan

A Georgia college student won the 2014 Topps Heritage Minors ‘Make Your Pro Debut’ contest and spent the day with a minor league team and Nolan Ryan.

New Jersey Man Arrested for Dealing Fake Cards…Again

Andrew Mei

Prosecutors say Andrew Mei picked up where he left off last year, buying real cards, replicating them and selling the fakes to eBay buyers.

Feeding Frenzy at Ohio State Equipment Sale

Ohio State game jerseys

Aggressive buyers “bear-hugged” racks of $100 Ohio State game jerseys as the school held an equipment sale Saturday.

Photo of the Day: Walter Johnson in 1st Managerial Season

1929 photo Walter Johnson manager Senators

A 1929 photo of Walter Johnson in his first season as a major league manager is among the items up for bid this weekend at RMY Auctions.

Set Break of the Month: 1911 Mecca Double Folders

Mecca Double Folders Walter Johnson

The 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders set includes Cobb, Matty, Big Train and other Hall of Famers. Burls Sports is offering a chance to own one for $49.99.

Photo of the Day: Buck Weaver in 1919

1919 Buck Weaver photograph

Smiling in the sunshine, White Sox third baseman Buck Weaver had no idea what was to come in the months ahead.

Babe Ruth’s Last Will and Testament at Auction

1933 Babe Ruth will testament

Signed the day after Christmas, 1933, Babe Ruth’s first will, signed with his full given name, is being offered by SCP Auctions.

Notebook: Players’ Unions Report Licensing Fees, Upbeat Market News

MLB MLBPA licensees logos

The NHLPA and NFLPA report trading card license fees for 2014, a large dealer opens a third eBay store and some upbeat media reports on the hobby.

Photo Used for Mantle’s 1958 Topps All-Star Card at Auction

Mickey Mantle photo 1956

An 8×10 photo taken two years earlier and used as the basis for the 1958 Topps Mickey Mantle All-Star card is at RMY Auctions.