A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning can proceed in New York State court.
Eric Inselberg is suing over memorabilia he purchased for re-sale that was purported to be game-worn but actually wasn’t. The Giants had sought to move the case to federal court.
The Associated Press offers the latest on the case.
In 1971, Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field was demolished to make way for Three Rivers Stadium, but some elements of the old building survived. One artful example is an 80-lb terracotta haunch from the stadium’s façade, which will be auctioned on Nov 12 by Hake’s Americana of York, Pa.
Highly decorative, the haunch includes depictions of foliage and a florette, with a wreath encircling the insignia “PAC,” for Pittsburgh Athletic Company.
“We know of only one other example, and it resides in a museum,” said Hake’s Americana’s president, Alex Winter. “We believe it is the only one of its type available to the collecting community, so our hope is that it will be displayed in Pittsburgh, perhaps someplace where the city’s sports fans can enjoy it. It would make quite a conversation starter in a sports bar.”
The Forbes Field haunch has an opening-bid requirement of $5,000. The online auction also accepts bids by phone, mail or email.
Upper Deck has snared some autographs of international soccer sensation Lionel Messi.
The new collection includes some never-before-seen, Messi-signed items such as “The Show,” which features a 46”x20” framed piece with the largest Messi signature that Upper Deck has ever produced. The “Flea Flicker Breaking Through” piece is a nearly life-size action shot of Messi in mid-kick, with a ball actually “breaking through” the frame’s plexiglas. There is also a Lionel Messi “Tegata,” which showcases his actual handprint and signature, along with an exclusive new stamp from Messi. The Japanese-inspired collectible is also produced in very limited quantities.
At this summer’s 2014 FIFA World Cup, Messi scored four of his five career FIFA World Cup goals in leading Argentina to the World Cup final against Germany.
Details on the brand new collection can be found on the company’s online store.