Notes: Slam Catching Kid: “I’d Do it Again”, Free Autos at NSCC, Moolah for Mr. Hockey

A quick roundup of hobby happenings:

The young man from North Carolina who showed up with his family at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night and caught the home run ball that tied Alex Rodriguez with Lou Gehrig on the all-time grand slam list says some have told him he gave up tens of thousands of dollars when he gave the ball back to the Yankees’ star.

Randy Kearns told a newspaper back in his home area that he’d “much rather have that ball in the Hall of Fame then in someone’s house.”  Read more from him about the big night here.


The National Sports Collectors Convention announced Wednesday that Jack Morris and Bobby Grich would be signing free autographs at the Wednesday night sneak peek.


Roy Campanella autographs–real ones, anyway–aren’t common from the era after the car accident that left him paralyzed.  That doesn’t stop fake ones from getting into the market place.  Read about some poor sap’s purchase here.


Classic Auctions sold a collection of five Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup rings for over $222,000 late Tuesday night as part of its latest catalog sale.  The rings had been the source of some controversy over ownership as Pocklington’s court battles dragged on.  A Gordie Howe game used jersey from the 1950s sold for $55,612.