The Bob Feller Museum, located in his hometown of Van Meter, Iowa, closed last year as revenue continued to dwindle in the years following the Hall of Fame pitcher’s death. Annual autograph appearances by fellow baseball luminaries came to a halt since Feller could no longer reciprocate.
The future for the little museum seemed a little bleak at first, but area leaders got together and decided to move city offices into the building, keeping some of the memorabilia on display.
The New York Times reports on what happened to the rest of the items that tell Rapid Robert’s life story.
Red Back boxes are around in some quantity after a find of unopened boxes years ago, but the Blue Back has been a ghost.
Now, one known surviving example is going up for auction after being hidden in a private collection. It’s got a pretty interesting history too, according to a post on the Robert Edward Auctions blog.
Did someone pay over $1,500 for Robert Griffin III’s used cast? Yes, they did.
“I love feet,” says Redskins fan Rich Bruno, an aspiring podiatrist and Washington football collector who just felt it was something he had to have according to this blog entry in the Washington Post (and by the way, could RG III look any more like a young Eddie Murphy?).
A young sports fan in Phoenix was pretty excited to have a pro golfer hand him a signed ball at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Jack Davis decided to write Cory Renfrew a letter of thanks when he got home but he went one step further. Jack promised to follow Renfrew on social media and sent the player 20 bucks so he could “feel free to spend it on more golf balls for autographing”.
Renfrew was touched.
He packed up some signed balls and went to visit Jack at his school.