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Homeowner Loses Autographs in Theft

Florida law enforcement officers are on the lookout for over $75,000 worth of sports memorabilia, electronics and expensive tapestries stolen from a home being readied for sale.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says the contractor who was working at the home in the house in Gateway discovered the theft when he showed up Tuesday morning.  It’s believed the theft may have happened in the early morning hours.

The ‘get away’ vehicle may have been…a golf cart.

One witness said he saw two men riding near the home in a golf cart, which was recovered not far from the home.

The home was in a gated community, apparently owned by a doctor and his ex-wife.

The sports memorabilia isn’t quite as valuable as a pair of expensive tapestries that used to hang on the wall of the home owned by a local doctor and his ex-wife.

Autographed baseballs include

  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Ted Williams
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • Yogi Berra
  • Pete Rose
  • Catfish Hunter
  • Ken Griffey Jr
  • Dave Winfield

Autographed basketballs include:

  • Larry Bird
  • Julius Erving
  • Robert Parish
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Magic Johnson

Autographed footballs include

  • Joe Montana
  • Joe Namath
  • Vince Dooley
  • Football from 1990 Super Bowl


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Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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