Quite a story behind an autographed baseball we’ll see come to auction later this spring. It involves a young boy’s visit to a big
league clubhouse in the early 1960s where he met two icons despite his allegiance to the Boston Red Sox and autographed baseball he gave away that miraculously boomeranged back to him more than 45 years later.
David Seideman caught up with “Ken Chowder”, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who is at the heart of this humorous tale, told via the pages of Forbes.com.
Accusations of fraud against the New York Giants and Eli Manning over some game-used gear are still on the table. A judge tossed out some elements of the case, filed by dealer Eric Inselberg, but sustained racketeering and fraud claims against Manning, PWL Inc. and Giants equipment director Joseph Skiba.
Sports Media 101 updates the case.
Then there was the case of the missing wedding ring.
Chris Marino, shipping manager for Dave & Adam’s Card World, couldn’t figure out what happened to his. A frantic two-day search turned up nothing. And then he got a phone call that led him to France.
What happened is worth a read.
A few pieces of Ernie Banks’ career memorabilia are going on exhibit at the Chicago Sports Museum. His Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1958 Sultan of Swat crown and Hall of Fame ring will be on display as the annual Cubs fan convention kicks off in the city this weekend.
Noted collector Grant DePorter has accumulated a remarkable display of game-used uniforms and equipment from many of Chicago’s most celebrated athletes including game-worn uniforms from Chicago sports icons, the ball used to make the last out in the 1945 World Series, Sammy Sosa’s famous corked bat and dozens of other items.
The Chicago Sports Museum is inside Harry Caray’s anchor the 7th floor of Water Tower Place and are open daily from 11:30 AM to close.