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Deal: ARod 3000 Hit Ball is Returned

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Collector Zack Hample will benefit but his favorite charity is getting a big boost from the 3,000 hit ball Alex Rodriguez belted for a homer last month.

Mike Schmidt Collection, Part 2, Set for Auction

Mike Schmidt 1979 Gold Glove Award

Another of Mike Schmidt’s Gold Gloves and even his Little League Baseball cap are coming to auction this summer in Chicago.

PHOTOS: Cypres Collection Aids Reagan Library Football Exhibit

Lombardi trophies

Thanks to a prominent collector, a major football memorabilia exhibit is open at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. We’ve got a photo tour.

Angels Pitcher a Big-Time Autograph Hound

Hector Santiago collection

Hector Santiago isn’t shy about tracking down autographs from past and present players as his own career ticks upward.

Notes: 1960s Chamberlain Uniform Brings $130,054; Premier Bankruptcy

1960s Philadelphia Warriors Wilt Chamberlain jersey

A jersey and trunks worn by Wilt Chamberlain topped bidding at Grey Flannel, an Arizona auction house declares bankruptcy and more from the Notebook.

Larry Bird Collection at Auction Includes Hundreds of Items

Larry Bird signed shoes

A Colorado man’s collection of Larry Bird items is up for sale. Hundreds of pieces are being offered in three lots.

George Mikan Memorabilia at Auction

George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers championship 99 ring

A 2002 Lakers ‘Three Peat’ championship ring presented to Hall of Famer George Mikan and other items from his late wife’s estate are on the auction block.

Man Who Caught ARod’s Homer Mulling Options

Arod 3000 ball

Zack Hample, a collector of baseballs, caught the home run that gave Alex Rodriguez 3000 career hits. We’ve got the video, his reaction and media coverage.

Deflategate Game-Used Football Highlights Lelands Auction

Deflategate football fans

A ball used during the playoff game that resulted in sanctions against the New England Patriots joins Bobby Orr’s 1971 All-Star jersey and other items.

Photo of the Day: The First Robinsons of Spring

Frank Robinson-Jackie Robinson 1956

A photographer knew greatness when he saw it. Rookie Frank Robinson is shown with Dodgers great Jackie Robinson in spring 1956 in a photo now at auction.

Photo of the Day: Gale Sayers Rookie Card Image

1965 Gale Sayers photo 1966 rookie card

Look familiar? A rare copy of the photo used for Gale Sayers’ 1966 Philadelphia Gum rookie card has been uncovered and is up for bid.

Photo of Ruth in Yankees’ 1st World Series Appearance

Babe Ruth 1921 World Series photo

A photo from the first hour of the Yankees’ first World Series appearance in 1921 shows a young Babe Ruth grabbing a lead off second base.

Photo of the Day: ‘Christy Mathewson’s Favorite’

1913 Christy Mathewson photo Charles Conlon

A late career image of New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson includes a hand-written notation from famed photographer Charles M. Conlon.

Photo of the Day: Dawn of the Jordan Era

1984 Michael Jordan photograph

A photo from 21-year-old Michael Jordan’s first pro game in an NBA arena is up for bid.

Andre Dawson Collection Up for Grabs This Summer

1987 NL MVP award plaque Andre Dawson

Eighteen items from the Hall of Fame slugger including his 1987 N.L. MVP Award, 1982 Gold Glove and historic home run baseballs will be offered by Goldin Auctions.

1918 Red Sox Photo Headlines RMY Premier Auction

Boston Red Sox team photo 1918

A young Babe Ruth poses with teammates on the 1918 World Series champion Red Sox for a rare team photo currently up for grabs.

Hail Pharoah: Collecting Triple Crown Winners Memorabilia

Victor Espinoza autographed photo

American Pharoah made sports history Saturday and history has proven that collecting items from horse racing’s triple crown winners is much easier than winning the three races.

Jordan Shoes from 1984 Olympics Head to Auction

Michael Jordan shoes 1984 Olympics

Long before the Dream Team, Michael Jordan was a member of the last US amateur team to win an Olympic men’s basketball gold medal.

Helmar Card of the Week: Boss Schmidt, 1909 “Our Guy” Series

Helmar Boss Schmidt

They didn’t call Charlie Schmidt ‘Boss’ for nothing. Meet one of the subjects in the Helmar ‘Our Guy’ art card series.

Rare, Early World Series Press Pins, Vintage Cards at Auction

1920 World Series press pin Brooklyn Dodgers Robins

Two 1920s era World Series press pins, another from 1951 and hundreds of lots featuring vintage cards and signed items are at Wheatland Auctions.