Time to start a new week with a roundup of some sports card and memorabilia-related stories from sources coast-to-coast….
In Oklahoma, they’re still reeling from the tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area a couple of weeks ago. A newspaper columnist who was in one of the areas where the damage was most severe wrote about a man sitting on what was left of his front porch, thinking about the collection of baseball cards he had that were now scattered around the area, damaged by the wind and water. His collection may not have been worth a fortune, but if you’re a collector, this one will hit you right where you live.
Read Tim Stanley’s piece in the Tulsa World here.
Law enforcement officers in Wisconsin have put together a case against a man who they say stole boxes of baseball cards dating back to the 1960’s and other items that belonged to another man who had recently died of cancer.
Seth Ferguson, 32, is in jail after his girlfriend told police she was his getaway driver while he broke into the dead man’s home.
And investigators say it wasn’t the first time he preyed on those who had passed away. Check out his mug and read more in the Chippewa Herald.
We’ve heard of a lot of businesses that combine cards with other things but this is one we didn’t know about until now.
A dealer in Kansas buys and sells baseball cards downstairs from a pet and pet supply store.
Lane Hollem has been doing it for more than 20 years. One of his customers is a local newspaper columnist/collector, Allen Twitchell, who looks to the shop to help him find the cards he needs for his sets. He wrote about the store–and the hobby in his most recent piece.
Former Cardinal Ray Lankford and current Rams’ wide receiver Chris Givens are signing autographs at a bi-monthly show in St. Louis June 9. The show will be held at Heart of St. Charles Banquet Hall in St. Charles MO from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Lankford and Givens will sign autographs from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
For details, visit www.3monkeysports.com/