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Busted: Cops Say They’ve Got Serial Ruth Signed Ball Counterfeiter

Fake Babe Ruth signed baseball

Police in Florida say they finally captured the man believed responsible for fooling nearly three dozen Florida pawn shops and other outlets into buying a phony Babe Ruth signed baseball with equally phony paperwork.

Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2011 Memorabilia Additions

Baseball Hall of Fame

Been adding to your collection? The Baseball Hall of Fame has.

Editor’s Blog: Thome’s HR Ball, Crime Blotter, Killer’s Stuff Sells, Ernie Johnson

Thome

A sports memorabilia collector gets shot in the rear by a robber, guns drawn at a Colorado shop, Killer Kowalski’s memorabilia on the block…and a nice story about Ernie Johnson Sr. and Jr.

Cy Young Jersey Brings $657,250 at Auction

Game worn Cy Young Red Sox jersey

Seven items brought bids of more than $100,000 in a Thursday night auction, topped by jerseys from two of baseball’s most important figures.

Editor’s Blog: Halper’s Son Speaks, X-Rated Photo Buy, Heisman Ring, The National…and More

Barry Halper

Barry Halper’s son responds to criticism leveled at his father’s collection while we round the bases with a collection of stories to get you through the weekend.

Huge Brooklyn Dodgers Collection Goes on Block

Seat Ebbets Field Brooklyn

From the earliest days of Brooklyn baseball until the sad farewell, Steve Ross’ collection includes dozens of high grade baseball cards, autographs and even a couple of Ebbets Field seats.

DiMaggio-Monroe Kiss Ball Story Dates to Hollywood Softball League

Monroe-DiMaggio signed kissed ball

59 years ago, Joe D and Mickey Mantle played on the same World Series championship team but it’s not their autographs that really make one soon to be auctioned baseball unique.

Foul Ball From Jeter’s 3000th Hit At Bat Will Be Auctioned

Foul ball Jeter 3000 hit at bat

The only foul ball hit into the stands during the at bat when Derek Jeter belted his 3000th hit is going on the auction block.

MLB Prepares for Thome’s 600th

Thome

One milestone down; one more to go.

David Price Autographs Will Be Added to Jeter Marketing Blitz

Price SI

You knew this was coming.

Lopez Will Get Topps Card, Tax Bill Paid

Jeter and Lopez

Some New York’s most well known sports enterprises are in love with Christian Lopez.

Fan Who Traded Jeter Ball for Memorabilia, Seats Could Owe Big Taxes

Christian Lopez after catching Jeter ball

Being an incredibly generous fan may not mean Christian Lopez escapes some financial responsibilities.

Fan Who Landed Jeter’s 3000th Hit: Generous or Crazy?

Christian Lopez after catching Jeter ball

The fan who wound up with Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit ball is apparently very confident in his future earnings potential.

Gold Home Run Derby Balls to Debut

Home Run Derby Gold Baseball

For your most elite autographs…a $150 baseball.

Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Ball: What’s it Worth?

game used baseball

He’ll have to wait until July to continue the chase, but if Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit winds up in the stands, the sky’s the limit.

Dual Signed Ruth-Gehrig Ball Tops Auction

Autographed baseball Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig

The Babe’s John Henry continues to command attention, as evidenced by Huggins & Scott’s latest auction.

Vintage Signed Baseballs Highlight Huggins & Scott Auction

Autographed baseball Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig

High grade autographed baseballs featuring the likes of Ruth, Gehrig and Cobb are among the vintage treasures looking up from the latest major auction catalog.

Stolen Mantle Ball, Namath Haul, Bullish on CU

"Broadway" 1965 Topps art by Tim Carroll

The Editor’s Blog tracks a stolen Mickey Mantle signed baseball, gets the goods on a good deed and a big thumbs up from a stock analyst for the parent company of PSA and PSA DNA.

Autograph Grading: Does the Number Matter?

Signed Mickey Mantle photograph PSA 10

The 1-10 scale that’s become such a huge part of sports card grading is a little harder to analyze in the world of autographs.

Memory Lane Auction Generates $1.2 Million

Autographed Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig baseball

Both new and vintage sports memorabilia drew bidders in Memory Lane Inc.’s spring auction.