Rogers Arrested for Contempt

John Rogers

Failing to comply with a court order in connection with a local bank’s lawsuit, sports memorabilia dealer and photo archive business owner John Rogers has been jailed.

Notebook: SI Catches Up With Crazy Card Photo Subjects

Mickey Hatcher 1982 Fleer

Traveling to meet and re-photograph some of the guys who appeared on those nutty cards of the past? Sounds like fun. It’s one of the stories in the Notebook.

Arrest Warrant for John Rogers; New Lawsuit Filed

Little Rock Arkansas

A bank seeking $15 million from former sports memorabilia and photo dealer John Rogers isn’t happy he’s pleading the fifth amendment.

Value of Conlon Photos Part of Complex Equation

Joe Jackson Conlon photo

With legal claims mounting, the glass plate negatives containing the work of Charles Conlon remain in limbo.

Offer for Rogers’ Business Interests Lacks Financing; Concern for Conlon Photos

Little Rock

An offer for assets controlled by John Rogers is no longer under consideration for lack of financing.

1924 Babe Ruth Bat at Center of Latest Rogers Lawsuit

Babe Ruth

Two Milwaukee area men say they’re out a Babe Ruth and a mountain of cash after a deal with troubled Arkansas businessman John Rogers went south.

Report: FBI Raid Included Cards Listed as Rogers Loan Collateral

FBI

Some of what the FBI took from John Rogers’ Arkansas business last year were items he’d listed as collateral on millions of dollars in bank loans.

Second Former Business Partner Suing Rogers

Pulaski County Arkansas Circuit Court

A new civil suit claims Arkansas dealer John Rogers had created a Ponzi-style scheme that took a business partner on an expensive ride.

Receiver Appointed in Rogers Case

Pulaski County Arkansas Circuit Court

A judge has appointed a receiver for John Rogers businesses and ordered the preservation of some important photo collections he once controlled.

Lawsuit Adds More Intrigue to FBI Investigation

legal scales

An expensive purchase of baseball memorabilia included items made long after their purported dates of origin, leading to a lawsuit.

Allen Pleads Guilty as Memorabilia Investigation Takes New Twist

Legendary Auctions President Doug Allen.

Federal agents put a wire on Legendary Auctions’ President Doug Allen after he agreed to cooperate –but then things got interesting according to his guilty plea.

News and Notes: Lawsuit Over Photos; NFL Player’s Stuff Missing; Burdick Letter

Little Rock

A lawsuit over a major collection of negatives, police hunt a thief in South Carolina, a Jeff Burdick letter is up for grabs, recalling Hoyt Wilhelm and more.

News & Notes: FBI to Return Some Items from AR search, NBA Exec Recalls Launch of Topps’ 69-70 Set

news

A Little Rock media outlet says the FBI will give back some of what was taken from Rogers Photo Archive last week; a retired NBA PR man says the commissioner stepped in to get 1969-70 Topps off the ground and a Peyton Manning jersey sells for $33,000.

Jumbo Wagner Going Back on the Block

Honus Wagner T206 PSA 5 MC

A PSA 5 T206 Honus Wagner card, carrying extra large borders and a ‘miscut’ designation is coming up for sale, 4 years after it went for $1.62 million.

CBS News Visits Rogers Archive

Yogi Berra and umpire

Visit the offices of the Rogers Photo Archive, where millions of photographs acquired from photographers and news sources get scanned, filed and readied for sale.

Rogers’ Historic Photo Business Started with Call From Upper Deck

John Rogers

He’s spent millions on baseball cards, but John Rogers continues to spend much more building a behemoth business in old photographs.

John Rogers Photo Archive Tally: 32 million in 15 months

Collector John Rogers has built a huge business through a unique business model that has brought millions of historic sports photos into the hobby.

T206 Wagner Card Sold for $925,000

A very good condition T206 Wagner is leaving one private collector for another at a price that establishes another new benchmark.