Among the items in a large collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia sold over the weekend by Julien’s Auctions was a letter written by Joe DiMaggio just after hearing Monroe announced the couple was divorcing. Complete with DiMaggio’s hand-written envelope, the letter sold for $78,125.
DiMaggio writes about watching the press conference on television. It is clear in the letter that the baseball superstar did not want their marriage to end and he asks Monroe to reconsider.
The Monroe memorabilia in the auction was originally given to her mentor and coach Lee Strasberg who later gifted it to a friend, and featured love letters, photographs, personal items, personal records and documents and other items from her life. The auction included a few other DiMaggio items including photographs and a pair of binoculars he once owned.
Still more evidence that paper tickets are on the way out. Red Eye Chicago delved into the disappearance of traditional tickets because of new technology.
As Rich Klein wrote in his current column, it’s going to be a busy month if you’re planning to keep up with new releases from the card companies. A few have already hit the market, but Topps, for one, is just getting started.
Below is a list of the products they plan release over the next three weeks. Panini and Upper Deck will also trot out three new releases each between now and the end of the month.
Last week, Topps did cancel plans for its 2014 Rookie Premier Football product.
2014 Bowman Draft Picks
2014 Topps Platinum Football
2014 Bowman Sterling Football
2014 Topps Five Star Baseball
2014 Topps Premier League
2014 Topps Triple Threads Football
2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball
2014 Bowman Chrome Football
2014 Topps Mini Chrome Football
2014 Mini Bowman Chrome Complete Sets BB
2014 Topps Strata Football
Sunday marked the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. There were three NFL games about to begin on December 7, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked including one between the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers.
It was Tuffy Leemans Day, but the focus quickly took a serious tone when the P.A. announcer asked all servicemen in attendance to report to their units immediately.
A couple of programs from that historic day are currently being offered on eBay.