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News & Notes: Fight Over Mantle Card Ends With Pregnant Woman Belted in Head

I’m not sure what kind of neighborhood this is, but I’m pretty sure I don’t want to live there.  Police in Ardmore, OK (that’s north of Dallas) were called out after a 43-year-old man attacked a pregnant woman who was trying to break up a fight between a couple of kids.

ArdmoreThe bizarre tale, police told local media, began when a man tried to give a Mickey Mantle card to one of two juveniles outside a home.  The two kids began fighting over the card and that’s when the woman came out of a home on Wolverton Street and tried to break up the scuffle.

Along came Joey Price, police say, who tried to stake his own claim to the card, and hit the woman in the back of the head.  She fell to the ground but wasn’t seriously hurt.

Price was arrested and later released after posting $600 bond.  He’s facing misdemeanor assault charges.

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Police in Potomac, Maryland have been looking for some stolen San Antonio Spurs autographs.

Detectives say it happened in broad daylight June 22 when the homeowners were apparently out for a walk.

The items that were taken from the home include a basketball signed by the 2005 championship team, a basketball signed by the 2007 San Antonio Spurs Championship team, and two #21 jerseys autographed by Tim Duncan.

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1976 ALCS Chris Chambliss batThe MLB All-Star FanFest auction wraps up in New York today with the live portion of the catalog sale conducted by Hunt Auctions.

Warren Spahn’s 1957 Cy Young Award is already over $100,000 in online bidding.

Another premier item is the bat Chris Chambliss used to hit the 1976 pennant-winning home run at Yankee Stadium.  Bidding has passed $28,000 and Chambliss told Newsday why he chose to sell a pretty important piece of baseball history.

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Collector Zack Hample has become famous for going to baseball games and getting players to throw baseballs to him.  He has thousands.  Why?  He doesn’t really know himself but he’s good at it.  It’s a different kind of collection for sure.

This, though, is much more interesting.

He teamed up with a sunflower seed company to try and break the record for catching a baseball tossed from a helicopter hovering 1,000 feet above a Massachusetts baseball diamond.  Watch below.

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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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