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Weekend Notes: Cops Bust Ball Thief, Finish Line for Honus, Collector Unloading 30 Years of Stuff

Bills signed footballPolice in Oklahoma were looking for burglary suspects who stole a football signed by various members of the Buffalo Bills who had played in the Super Bowl.  It had some sentimental value to the family that had owned it for 20 years.

OK…so it’s not the holy grail, but the story has one of those deliciously happy endings where the crook walks right into a baited trap.   Watch below.

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Minnesota resident Brad Zellar spent 30 years collecting baseball books, autographs and other memorabilia and now he’s ready to share the 500 boxes of stuff he’s accumulated.

“How I got all this stuff is truly beyond me at this point,” he admitted to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

He will sell it all (he hopes) next weekend to collectors at a two-day blowout. He told the paper he’s not interested in selling in bulk to a dealer because he wants average folks to get first shot.

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The T206 ‘jumbo’ Honus Wagner will have a new home several hours from now. The auction for the PSA 5 (MC) copy ends tonight. As of late Thursday, the high bid was over $1.6 million. Speculation is that it could hit $3 million. It’s certainly gotten its share of attention.

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