The Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore closed its doors Monday after the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation declined to renew its lease with the Maryland Stadium Authority.
Located next to the Ruth Birthplace and Museum, Sports Legends has been a primary tenant in Camden Station since 2005, when the State of Maryland, the Ruth Birthplace Foundation, and private contributors invested millions of dollars in the building’s renovation.
The foundation board says it will be searching for a new location and move the memorabilia and contents there as soon as a facility is secured. The Museum houses one of the nation’s larger collections of sports memorabilia on public display, much of it centered on Maryland sports including the Orioles and Colts.
The Ruth Birthplace and Museum will remain open.
Bidding continues in Robert Edward Auctions’ Fall Auction with the rare T206 Joe Doyle “NY Nat’l” variation sitting at $220,000 with several days of bidding still to go. You can see the auction here.
One of the four PSA 10 1974 Topps Mike Schmidt cards is up for bid on eBay.
The Cubs announced earlier this year that all proceeds from their game-worn and game-used memorabilia sales would be donated to Cubs Charities. We’re now learning a little more about the good those dollars are doing.
Cubs Authentics says the team’s ‘Diamond Project’ is one of the major beneficiaries. It’s a program that uses funds to build and renovate youth baseball fields for kids who live in areas of Chicago that don’t have adequate facilities.
The Cubs will divide the money at the end of the year but with the team still in the playoffs, sales are still going strong according to this story on WTTV.com.
Steiner Sports has launched a refurbished version of its mobile website. The company is promoting the site with a site-wide 30% off promotion via this link. Use code MOBILE30 through Friday, 10/16 at 11:59 EST. You don’t need to order from the mobile site to get the discount.