An Arkansas bank is suing John Rogers over $14.2 million in unpaid loans. Rogers, who owns Rogers Photo Archive, a business that has sold vintage photographs from various newspaper archives it purchased, is delinquent on the loans according to this story in Arkansas Business.
Rogers is also no longer involved in the company’s day-to-day operations, according to the story.
First Arkansas Bank filed suit last Friday in Pulaski County Circuit Court over four separate loans it made to Rogers’ business interests.
Did you know Major League Baseball’s Authentication program has collected about 4.8 million individual unique items over the last 11 seasons? That’s a lot of ‘game worn’ or ‘game used’ memorabilia. The figure comes from an extensive story published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, which also revealed that every authenticator employed by MLB is either a current or former law enforcement official.
Long before the game begins, the authenticator will discuss with team officials about any potential milestones that will be achieved and they’ll also find out which items a team might want to keep rather than turn into revenue generating items for a team’s store or auction site.
He was immensely popular with students and probably the most prominent current university president to have a serious interest in collecting vintage baseball cards.
Bobby Fong, Ursinus College President who held the same job and was the subject of a lot of media attention while at Butler University during the Bulldogs’ NCAA basketball tournament run a couple of years ago, died earlier this week at age 64.
In 2013, his lifelong affection for baseball—and his extensive collection—were featured in this story.
If you have a portion of your sports card collection in a storage unit, there are some things to keep in mind. We were asked for some input on general tips for keeping cards in good shape, but in their blog, Storage.com’s Molly Hammond also discussed specific tips if your stuff is in one of those pay-by-the-month units.