The suit was first filed in January of 2014 by dealer/collector Eric Inselberg who claimed the team and its star quarterback knowingly passed off helmets and jerseys as game-used when they actually were not in order to satisfy an agreement with the team’s memorabilia partner, Steiner Sports.
The case had been scheduled to go to court last month but was postponed because of delays in the recovery process. This week, Newsday reported that Manning has already given a deposition in connection with the case but 14 others including Giants’ owner John Mara are still scheduled to talk over the next eight weeks.
A great glimpse into baseball’s past through the eyes of an awestruck boy who spent the 1948 season as a bat boy for the Chicago White Sox courtesy of this story in the New York Times.
Ron Meadows and his wife are now in their 80s and could use some money so they’re consigning a group of team-signed baseballs from that memorable season when Yogi Berra offered advice, Luke Appling spat tobacco juice on the youngster’s shoes and he got to watch some of the greatest players of all-time from the Sox dugout.
Collectors in and around Central Illinois will be heading to Peoria, IL on Sunday for the local park district’s 20th Annual Sports Auction & Card Show from 10-3 on Sunday, November 5 at the RiverPlex.
The long-running event includes a show with 20-25 dealers expected. Silent and live auctions feature autographed sports and entertainment items. There’s also a raffle with signed jerseys from Kris Bryant and Ozzie Smith for the winners.
Scott Loftus of the Peoria Park District says the proceeds from the show and auction help keep the cost down for youth sports programs in the area.
Admission for the show is $1; children 12 and under are free.