Signed Bat, Ball and…Shrunken Heads Stolen at Ripley’s

Signed items from a couple of Hall of Famers and some shrunken heads were taken and replaced with fakes at Ripley’s Believe it or Not in Times Square.

Notes: Leaf Paige Listed; Chicago Show Update, Rogers Foreclosures, New Shop

A rare Leaf Satchel Paige eBay sighting; cancelled autograph signings, a bank forecloses on two John Rogers properties and a new shop in Minnesota.

2nd Casting of Gehrig’s Hall of Fame Plaque Art Discovered

An additional casting of Gehrig’s 1939 bronze Baseball Hall of Fame plaque art, quietly kept for decades by a fan who idolized him, is consigned to auction.

A Fixture Since ’80, Ephrata Lions Club Show Returns

One of the hobby’s longest running shows also includes an auction and Hall of Fame autograph guest.

Brady Bunch Had Nothing on Joss Family

Don Joss of DJ’s Sports Cards is a busy guy, caring for the shop he’s owned since 1988–and for his large and special family at home.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Memorabilia Items Hit eBay

The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar auction is underway, with the first batch of items from the Hall of Famer’s career now on eBay including his 1974 All-Star ring.

Lawsuit Claims Giants Swapped Strahan’s Final Jersey

A sports memorabilia dealer accuses the New York Giants’ equipment staff of selling Michael Strahan’s final game jersey and giving him one made to look real.

Vintage Set Break of the Week: 1970 Topps Baseball

The breakup of a big collection of vintage sets continues as Burl’s offers slots in a mid-range 1970 Topps collection.

Delahanty’s Silver Pitcher A Golden Piece of Memorabilia

A rare and unique relic presented to Hall of Famer Ed Delahanty at the height of his brief but tragic career emerges from hiding.

Notes: Vintage Sales and a Find; Cobb Cards Featured; Ruth Auction

Sales updates on ’52 Mantles; a record for Mays; more on the Cobb find, Babe’s bat brings big bucks and a find of ’67 Topps with origins in an old drug store.

Senators Seeking Items from Ottawa Area’s Hockey History

Ready to celebrate an anniversary next year, the Ottawa Senators are looking to borrow and display items related to the history of hockey in the area.

Ali Memorabilia Auction to Follow Exhibit

Plans are in the works for an auction of Muhammad Ali memorabilia, with accepted items gaining exposure through a huge new exhibit in Europe.

Youngster’s Card Sale for Friend with Cancer Still Going

The nine-year-old Massachusetts boy selling some of his baseball cards to help a friend last month, is getting support and encouragement from all over.

1978 Book Store Find Yielded Baseball History…and Big Profit

A find of important World Series programs 38 years ago turned into a nice investment for a collector who almost lost them to a natural disaster.

Bummed Babe’s 1933 Contract Generating Interest

“That’s some wallop!” Babe Ruth said after a lowball offer from the Yankees in 1933. He didn’t get much more. The auction for the pact is about to close.

Chasing Autographs at Spring Training

Same as it ever was…kids, baseball cards and autographs at spring training.

1970s Ali vs Superman Comic is a Classic

Remember when DC Comics pitted Muhammad Ali against Superman in front of a gaggle of famous faces from the 1970s?

1857 ‘Laws of Base Ball Document’ Heads to Auction

The product of a gathering of early baseball pioneers, the “Laws of Baseball” set common ground rules for how the game would be played in the years to come.

Championship Belts Stolen from IBHOF Still Missing

Mike Tyson has now chimed in but six title belts owned by old-time boxers Tony Zale and Carmen Basilio remain missing after a theft last November.

A Day for Photographs and Autographs

Topps showed up to take photos but the real work for the Kansas City Royals came when they brought out the stuff to be signed.