Another strange development in the lawsuit filed against the New York Giants and Eli Manning by a long-time dealer/collector. Michael Strahan has been issued a subpoena to testify in the case and while he’s not part of the suit, he’s trying to avoid having to testify.
Strahan’s attorneys went so far as to accuse a reporter doing a story on the case as working for Eric Inselberg, whose lawsuit claims the Giants made up phony game jerseys. NJ.com has a good wrap-up of the latest developments in the suit, which has been delayed but could ramp up later this summer.
The collection of fabled Brooklyn Dodgers infielder Cookie Lavagetto, whose pinch-hit double broke up Bill Bevins’ no-hitter in Game 4 of the 1947 World Series against the Yankees, is being sold at auction.
Lavagetto’s son Ernie has consigned over 70 items to Steiner Sports including a game-used glove from the 1940s, his 1948 Oakland Acorns Pacific Coast League championship ring; his personally owned Brooklyn Dodgers team signed baseball with Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Gil Hodges, and others; and a Dwight D. Eisenhower single-signed baseball.
The auction also includes the jersey Aaron Judge was wearing when he hit his first major league home run earlier this season. Bidding has already topped $12,000.
The recent Heritage Premium Sports Card Auction saw 752 lots realize $4.1 million. As we reported earlier this week, the 1915 Cracker Jack Ty Cobb rated PSA 9 led the way at $432,000–more than $100,000 over its pre-sale estimate.
A PSA 7.5 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is on eBay. With the auction set to close Sunday night, bidding has topped $110,000.