Happy 4th of July!

Enjoy the extra day off…we are.

Look inside for the week’s top stories.

Firefighter Helps Rekindle Boy’s Collection

It’s a start. Ryan O’Connor lost his original collection, but gained a couple of friends.

College World Series Stadium Seats to be Sold

Rosenblatt Stadium was sold piece by piece last weekend. Now, a deal has been reached to sell the ballpark’s seats.

Framing Sports Memorabilia a Wise Move

Some tips on protecting your stuff.

FanFest Auction Includes Schilling Collection, Ruth Bat

A large portion of Curt Schilling’s personal collection and a bat Babe Ruth used to hit a legendary home run highlight the annual MLB All-Star FanFest Auction in Phoenix next month.

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

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.

Florida Trip Turns into Autograph Bounty

Long-time autograph dealer Jim Stinson goes to the opposite end of the country to do some private buying.

PA Dealer Still Appealing; Seized Items Still on Hold

Appeals continue, so the state of Pennsylvania won’t be selling off what it seized from Roger Hooper.

First Willie Mays Poster Was Product of Teen Fan’s Ingenuity

Martin Jacobs went from Candlestick Park vendor to the sole distributor of a red hot Willie Mays poster back in the 1960s. It’s an experience he’ll never forget…and you might be surprised at what it’s bringing these days.

Boston Sports Memorabilia Always Hot

Pity the Boston sports collector. Or admire him?

Madison Square Garden Seats Being Sold

A big renovation is underway at one of the world’s most famous arenas…but if you want a momento, you’ll have to pay.

Cops: Sob Story Wasn’t True; Red Sox Gear Hot

A Massachusetts district attorney says the case involving some stolen game-used Red Sox memorabilia involved a tale of sick kids that even convinced an auction house.

Roger Maris Cards…Why They Still Matter

He’s not in the Hall of Fame and he’s technically not the home run king of anything anymore. But the interest in Roger Maris cards remains strong.

Card Artist Helping Tornado Victims

Deadly tornados took lives and property in the south last week. Now, sports card artist Tim Carroll is selling one of his iconic pieces to help those who are lending a helping hand.

Yankee Stadium Sell Off: Two Years Later

Not everything removed from Yankee Stadium found a happy home.

New Exhibit Highlights Baseball Records

The Baseball Hall of Fame will salute the game’s records and the stories behind them in ‘One for the Books’, a new exhibit that features some big-time baseball memorabilia.

Cobb Check Check Ledger Part of ABC-TV Pilot

Wanna buy 11 dozen Ty Cobb signed checks? A unique piece of the Georgia Peach’s record-keeping skills is on stage during an ABC-TV show next weekend.

Phils’ Kendrick Loses World Series Ring, Gear to Thieves

A break-in at the home of Phillies’ pitcher Kyle Kendrick results in an APB for a big piece of bling.

Leafs Collection Big Enough to Win Contest

Hockey fanatic Kevin Gassien’s collection takes up not one, but two rooms…and was impressive enough to win a contest.

1927 Ruth-Gehrig Film Found in Iowa

The tour that brought the “Bustin’ Babes” and “Larrupin’ Lous” across America in the wake of the historic ’27 season has produced one long-forgotten home movie clip. So what’s it worth?