Police say a homeowner returned to his residence around 9:30 PM November 20 and discovered the break-in. He’s now offering a reward of $30,000 according to Vermont Public Radio.
Among the items stolen from the six-figure collection were vintage baseball cards of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner, Mickey Mantle and others, a baseball signed by members of the 1928 Yankees and other items. Police say the homeowner was still compiling a list of missing items and no specifics on exactly which cards were taken was provided.
A local card shop owner interviewed by VPR says the collector apparently kept a low profile and a member of the Net54 forum with knowledge of the burglary indicated the stolen items were not graded.
Anyone with information regarding the investigation should contact Detective Hemond at 802.540.2229 or Champlain Valley Crime Stoppers at 802.864.6666 / 800.427.8477.