Back in May, Antiques Roadshow had an episode where a man brought in a 1961 Willie Mays road jersey and pants that had been a gift from a relative who had acquired it many years ago. When we showed you the video, we thought it’s next stop might be a major auction. Not yet.
The uniform was in pristine condition and it made its way to another network this week. The 1961 flannel showed up on Pawn Stars, where “Big Hoss” Harrison negotiated with the owner and they settled on a price after local card shop owner Jeremy Brown explained that the uniform was likely game issued rather than game worn but was still a valuable piece.
A Norwich, Connecticut man is in jail after police say he stole a safe with a wad of big bills and some baseball cards including a Mickey Mantle rookie.
According to the Norwich Bulletin, Samuel H. Greene, 36, is charged with first-degree larceny and third-degree burglary in connection with the theft of the safe from a bedroom inside the home of an acquaintance. In all, 30 cards were taken in the burglary but it wasn’t until recently that he was arrested with the help of a police dog. The whereabouts of the cards now isn’t clear. And no, riding in the back of a squad car is apparently not a new thing for Mr. Greene.
Apparently Ichiro is still a hot commodity among criminals. The Seattle Mariners team store was burglarized early Wednesday morning by someone who grabbed a pile of jerseys discounted after his trade to the Yankees and took off. Check out the video: