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Stolen Mantle Ball, Namath Haul, Bullish on CU

Last week, we told you about Tim Carroll’s efforts to raise money for Mississippi and Alabama tornado victims.   Tim is the  collector who uses his artistic talents to turn cut up, worthless sports cards into reflections of the hobby’s g"Broadway" 1965 Topps art by Tim Carrollreatest vintage cards. He lives just a few miles from Smithville, Mississippi, which was devastated by the twister.

He sold one of his prize creations, a 1965 Topps Joe Namath, on eBay and as promised, he emailed us photos of the receipt and the goods.

Tim donated several cases of water for relief workers and displaced families–and also got word of a need for irons, ironing boards and pots and pans for the affected families.  He hit the local Walmart and dropped off the supplies this week.

The buyer got a great deal on a very cool piece of art, while helping some good people get back on their feet.

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Stealing sports memorabilia  is never a good idea but trying to sell the stolen goods in a similar place of business nearby will take you off the list of potential Rhodes Scholars in a hurry.

Apparently that bit of wisdom was lost on a man who attempted to pull off such a feat, according to police in Biloxi, Miss.

WLOX-TV says Thomas Marlin Norris is now in jail, where hopefully they have found a shirt for him.

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J.O. Sports out of Las Vegas has signed a new contract with the Washington Redskins to sell their game worn merchandise for the 2011 and 2012 football seasons.

“We’re very happy to have the Redskins back with us. They are a great organization to work with and football fans love their game worn gear,” said owner Jarrod Oldridge.

J.O. Sports has contracts with several NFL teams for the sale of game-worn jerseys and helmets.

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I’ve been telling you that Collectors Universe, parent company of PSA and PSA-DNA, is drawing the attention of stock market analysts.

The company had a strong quarter, but it’s the overall performance that has another online tipper singing its praises.

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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].