Championship belts once earned by Tony Zale and Carmen Basilio that were stolen from the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY last November are still missing.
The theft, a potential six-figure heist, remains a mystery and Zale family members say no one from the IBHOF has shared any information with them since that time.
They told the Huffington Post they’re furious and are asking for the Hall of Fame’s director to step down.
Huggins and Scott will offer a newly discovered collection of more than 150 autographed 1933 Goudey cards in its auction, set for later this summer. Ruth, Foxx, Hornsby and others were inside the collection, which is expected to sell for well over $100,000.
Bidding will begin August 1 and end August 11.
More details will be coming next month.
Topps has launched the second of its Throwback Thursday card sets, this one designed along the lines of the company’s 1958 set.
Six players are featured in the online exclusive set including Bryce Harper, who also appeared in the first set patterned after the 1955 Bowman design. Topps announced that 1,665 sets of last week’s inaugural offering were sold to collectors.
Each Thursday, Topps is releasing six cards along a similar theme. Priced at $19.99 per set, the cards are only available through Topps’ website.
Yoenis Cespedes, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Beltran, Nomar Mazara and Jose Bautista join Harper in the second set. Topps says it focused on power hitters since 1958 was the home of Roger Maris’ rookie card.
Topps also produced four new NOW cards on Thursday including one for Ichiro Suzuki who reached 4,257 hits between Japan and the USA on Wednesday. He’s likely to reach 3,000 in his MLB career sometime in the next few weeks.
New Topps NOW cards are announced daily with a 24-hour ordering window. The cards are $9.99 but can be purchased cheaper in quantity.