The stands were empty at the Orioles-White Sox game in Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon but there was one person who had free reign.
Perry Saurers had Camden Yards to himself as he walked around the stadium nabbing baseballs that were hit or thrown into the stands during the game. The police officer from Howard County was helping with authentication duties.
It’s likely game-used items from the first Major League game to have an attendance of zero will be in demand and considering no fans went home with any, there should be a decent supply of game-used baseballs.
Foul ball retriever dude has both hands full and pockets stuffed with baseballs. pic.twitter.com/X0YxU4Zd4E
— Brian Costa (@BrianCostaWSJ) April 29, 2015
The items will presumably be for sale through MLB Auctions and/or the Orioles at some point soon and because of the novelty of the situation, there will probably be a fairly robust market. It would be reasonable to assume that sales of those items might be designated for a Baltimore area charity or two.
Some brazen burglars in Brooklyn made off with thousands of dollars in baseball cards and memorabilia but they had to get dirty to do it.
According to this story in the New York Daily News, authorities are searching for the crooks who dug underneath Sandlander Bank on 86th Street, managed to get into the basement and then gained access to 14 boxes where they swiped tens of thousands of dollars worth of items that were stored inside.
If you’ve been around the hobby for a while or read his great book Baseball Letters: A Fan’s Correspondence with His Heroes, you might know the name Seth Swirsky.
This week, Parade Magazine ran a little story on Swirsky, a New York songwriter and author who acquired some pretty unique baseball memorabilia during his time.