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Notes: Collector Says Mastro Cost Him $300K; Home Invasion Arrest; Panini Signs Wall

Mastro 1933 Goudey Ruth

An angry collector chimes in on the Mastro case, a second man is arrested for a scary sports card home robbery
and Panini will put John Wall on its packs.

Notebook: Collector’s Letter to Mastro Judge; Turkey Red Football Sighting, T206 Silver Bars

US District Court Seal

A minority owner of an MLB franchise chimes in on the Mastro Auctions case, Topps takes Turkey Red to Target and info on a new T206-pure silver product.

Mastro Employee Changes Plea

US District Court Seal

A fourth member of the team that ran Mastro Auctions is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge.

Former Mastro Exec Pleads Guilty

US District Court Seal

According to the Chicago Tribune, Mark Theotikos faces up to four years in prison.

Auction Exec Set to Change Plea in Federal Fraud Case

Legendary Auctions President Doug Allen.

Doug Allen, former president of Mastro Auctions and current head of Legendary Auctions, is expected to plead guilty to shill bidding customers.

Notebook: Brown Sues; Olbermann on Mastro; Baseball Exhibit; New Beckett Hire

Honus Wagner T206 PSA 8

Jim Brown sues over his championship ring, Keith Olbermann talks about Bill Mastro, a huge baseball exhibit winds down and Beckett adds a new VP.

Mastro Pleads Guilty; Awaits Sentencing

Bill Mastro

UPDATED: Bill Mastro has pleaded guilty in a Chicago federal courtroom to mail fraud, officially acknowledged that he trimmed the $2.8 million T206 Wagner card and engaged on shill bidding.

Report: Mastro Will Plead Guilty

DOJ

Former auction house exec Bill Mastro is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges early next year following court proceedings in Chicago Thursday.

Mastro Auctions Reps Facing Federal Fraud Charges

FBI

Former hobby leader Bill Mastro will cooperate with federal officials in a fraud case while attorneys for two other Mastro execs say they’re not guilty.

Q&A With Mint Condition Author Dave Jamieson

Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession

Author Dave Jamieson answers questions about his new book on the history of baseball cards–and those who had the biggest impact.