Fargo, North Dakota police have released surveillance pictures of the person believed to have stolen Roger Maris’ 1960 American League MVP award and 1961 Hickok belt. Both were taken during a smash-and-grab burglary early Tuesday morning. Early media reports indicated only the belt had been taken but police now say the MVP plaque was also taken by someone who broke a door to enter the West Acres Mall where the Roger Maris Museum is located.
So far, no arrests have been made.
Police say the person is wearing security-style garb in the video. The still images were captured as the suspect sprinted toward a car parked just outside an entrance to the mall.
Tri-Star Productions is offering 50 people the chance to jump to the front of the autograph lines at the National Sports Collectors Convention. For $699, you can buy a Platinum Express Pass.
You’ll also be able to cut in front of the line for on-site authentication and receive several free autographs.
Full details are here.
Sports card shops in Canton, Ohio are anxiously awaiting a big influx of visitors for next month’s Hall of Fame inductions. Big crowds are expected as Brett Favre heads this year’s class.
The Canton Repository talked with a couple of store owners who hope fans and collectors will spend some time in their shops.
There’s a new shop open in Connecticut. William Senna III and David Giglio say their online business has been doing so well, they wanted to try their hand selling from a physical location.
They opened Front Row Sports in Wallingford earlier this month and told The Record Journal it’s something both have wanted to do for a long time.