Quick Hits: Shop Closing, Break-in Thwarted; Collector Profile, Cappelletti update

We’re rounding up a few stories from around the internet….

Cosmo’s Cards & Collectibles, which sold a variety of stuff over the last 20 years, is having a going out of business sale.  Not because they can’t make it, apparently.  The owners are simply stepping aside to enjoy retirement.  It was enough of a landmark there that the  New York Daily News’ Bronx section stopped in for a farewell story.


Maybe he was just trying to get in early to grab some 2012 Topps packs….

A 27-year-old man from Wallingford, Connecticut is spending some time in the pokey after he was arrested for trying to break into a local card shop.

At first, Christopher Bedrin told police that he was just out exercising.  In his ‘gym bag’ were some ‘workout tools’ not normally associated with Pilates, according to this story The New Haven Register.


Remember those good ol’ fashioned collector profiles you used to read in the trade magazines?  This one is along those lines.

Dan McClain, a retired teacher from Pacific, Missouri, has dozens of albums jammed full of cards.  He has Hartland Statues (the original), and just about everything else.  He also was there when Stan the Man hung up his spikes.  Read a nice little story about him here.


If you missed it, we’ve updated the list of missing items from the John Cappelletti collection.  His home in southern California was burglarized last month and the 1973 Heisman winner lost some very nice championship rings he’d like to have back.