How rare are Bobby Jones signed golf balls?
Rare enough that someone paid $55,866 for one over the weekend. Green Jacket Auctions had it as the premier item in its latest sale.
What few other Jones balls exist were signed much later in his life. The golf legend died in 1971 at age 69.
SanDiego-based TicketStubCollection.com now has 5,000 tickets and stubs in its online collection.
Stubs dating from 1868 to present are featured on the site, which allows visitors to browse and search ticket stubs by team name, venue, sport, artist and year. Visitors are also encouraged to scan and upload ticket stubs images of their own.
The 5,000th stub was recently contributed by Kasey Ignarski of Chicago, and is from Game 1 of the 1984 National League Championship Series. In this game, the Cubs returned to post season play for the first time, against the San Diego Padres. In recognition of adding the milestone stub, Ignarski won a bundle of prizes.
Among its 5,000 tickets and ticket stubs are entry documents relating to sporting and cultural events, most adorned with artwork of their era.
Charlie Sheen is ‘winning’ at making money. Over the weekend, he signed a big batch of trading cards for Leaf, presumably for a nice fee. They’ll be inserted into the company’s upcoming 2011 Pop Century non-sports set, according to Beckett.
Sheen’s last appearance was in the 2004 Playoff Honors Fans of the Game. Autographed copies of that card are worth about $300.