A big-time collector has offered to sell his memorabilia to the group that operates the Yankees’ top minor league club so they can start a baseball museum, but a recent revelation over a fake savings bond has turned it into a subject of much debate.
It seemed like a good idea–buy a ready-made collection of local historic baseball memorabilia to outfit a new museum. After all, Lackawanna County in Pennyslvania is trying to create a tourist attraction after luring the Yankees’ AAA team there last year.
However, the man who wants to donate the collection got into some big trouble for counterfeiting savings bonds last year. He admits he made a colossal error in judgment, but Anthony Gianti still wants to see his stuff on display where fans can see it.
According to the Times-Tribune of Scranton, the executives in charge of making that call are not yet convinced its a good idea.