A roundup of hobby-related stories gathered online and more…
Members of the 1993 Phillies World Series team were signing autographs at a Pennsylvania mall show over the weekend. Lenny Dykstra, who has spent some time in jail lately, tried to shake Mitch Williams’ hand and apparently Williams rebuffed his former teammate.
Dykstra has taken some shots at Williams over the years for giving up the home run to Joe Carter that won the Series for Toronto.
Darren Daulton, who is battling cancer, apparently had to try and calm things down. Philly.com tried to sort it all out.
Schulte Sports Marketing & Public Relations, Inc., announced that Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Washington Redskins great John Riggins has been added as a client for exclusive marketing, licensing, endorsements, corporate appearances and public relations services.
“We are excited to have John Riggins join our team,” said Ray Schulte, CEO / President of Schulte Sports. “John played by his own rules, yet when on the field, he was no-nonsense. While he will always be remembered as one of the game’s most colorful personalities, teammates and Redskins fans remember him as one of the game’s all-time greatest running backs.”
Riggins’ most memorable performance came in Super Bowl XVII, where he was named MVP after rushing for 166 yards, including a game-winning 43-yard touchdown run, in the Redskins’ 27-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.
Riggins finished out his career in Washington after the 1985 season with 11,352 career rushing yards and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.
He was one of the guests at an invitation-only event sponsored by Panini at last summer’s National Sports Collectors Convention.
A western Illinois man has opened a new card shop. Mark Lakis, a former small college athlete has turned his appreciation for sports and sports history into ‘Heroes Never Die’, a new store in Galesburg.
He got some coverage in the local paper, which showed off a nice mural on the wall of his shop.
Also in Illinois… hundreds of other visitors turned out for the annual sports card show and auction organized by the Peoria Park District.
There was bidding throughout the day for nearly 200 silent auction autographed items and a card show with proceeds going to help youth athletic programs. The event got some coverage in the Peoria Journal-Star.