The rash of hobby shop thefts continues with police now connecting at least two northeast Ohio burglaries.
About 3:15 AM Wednesday, someone broke through a glass front door at Youngstown Sports Cards and stole around $10,000 worth of cards and other merchandise. Owner George Samonas told WKBN-TV he was still compiling inventory, though. The burglar was inside the shop for less than three minutes.
“When you hit a small business it hurts more,” he said. “We’re lucky enough to be able fight through it. They took a big amount but even if they would have taken $2, for a small business, it’s money earned.”
According to local police, that burglary and another in Niles, OH last month are likely connected. As we showed you then, someone broke in and smashed glass display cases, stealing cards valued about $9,000.
On March 31, Triple Play Vintage in Cuyahoga Falls, OH was also burglarized after hours. Surveillance video captured that scene as well.
A jersey worn by LeBron James during a game in which he recorded a triple double earlier this season is on the block through NBA Auctions.
The purple and white ‘City Edition’ shirt is one of a group of Lakers jerseys being offered from the February 5 game against the New York Knicks. The current high bid is over $90,000.
James had returned from a five-game injury absence and played 39 minutes in that contest. He scored 29 points with a game-high 10 assists, 13 rebounds and a steal. It was James’ fourth triple-double of the season and the 103rd of his career.
Another set of jerseys worn by the U.S. Olympic Hockey team during the Beijing Olympic games are now up for auction through MeiGray.
Twenty-six royal blue jerseys donned by members of Team USA during a win over Germany on February 15 join another group of white jerseys worn the day before in a victory over Canada that launched last week.
There was one set of navy, one set of white, and one set of royal blue jerseys manufactured by Nike and prepared for use. The sets of jerseys were collected after each game by Team USA’s equipment staff. Each jersey offered in auction has been security-tagged with an individually serial-numbered USA Hockey-MeiGray Authentication Program inventory tag.
Each jersey has a China 2022 Olympic patch sewn to the outside back hem.
Bidding on each jersey started at $250 with the auction set to run through April 26.
Bidding for the irons and wedges that Tiger Woods used in 2000 and 2001 including capturing four consecutive Major Championship titles – known as the Tiger Slam–is approaching $1 million as the auction heads into the final hours.