The Jackson County (MO) sheriff’s office says it has recovered the items and may have a person of interest in the case, according to Kansas City media reports.
Cobb went out for an errand on Tuesday and noticed items from his office scattered on the floor. Investigators say the break-in wasn’t the only one in that area recently and some quick detective work led them to the items.
One problem with selling stolen World Series rings is that they’re usually one-of-a-kind because the recipient’s name is engraved inside so selling them isn’t easy.
Fox4 in Kansas City visited Cobb after he learned he’d soon be reunited with his stolen items.
It includes more than a dozen rare photographs of Louisville Colonels players, as well as team photographs. A photo of the 1890 team that won Louisville’s only major league baseball title will be included in an area near the museum entrance.
Inside the museum, guests can view a bat and ball used by Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, as well as scorebooks from the Colonels teams of the 19th century, none of which have been on display in Louisville before. Wagner became the first known professional athlete to endorse an athletic product with he signed a contract giving J.F. Hillerich & Son (later Hillerich & Bradsby, Co.), the permission to use his autograph on Louisville Slugger bats on September 1, 1905.
Matt Bonner, veteran forward with the San Antonio Spurs is a collector. Old basketball card packs are part of his stash, according to this story on SI.com.