Mac McClung’s shoes and the basketball he used when he won the NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest are among the items up for grabs in Goldin’s first ever auction consisting exclusively of game-used memorabilia.
The winning bidders for the McClung items will also receive a FaceTime with McClung himself and an Instagram follow. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The auction runs through March 22.
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Two people have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries at collectible stores in Canada.
The Halton Regional Police Service says the crimes resulted in the theft of approximately $400,000 worth of high value sports and non-sports trading cards from shops in Oakville, Burlington, London, York, Brantford and Niagara, Ontario.
They arrested 32-year-old Jarreh Grant of Stoney Creek, Ontario, who is now facing numerous charges of breaking and entering. 32-year-old Sarah Skrtich of Hamilton is charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.
Investigators seized a large quantity of collectible items stolen during the burglaries. They are still working to identify the rightful owners of the stolen items.
Investigators executed Criminal Code search warrants at Grant’s home and a storage facility in Hamilton last month. A search warrant was also executed on a vehicle belonging to a Skrtich.