Thieves cut their way through a wall and into a Northern California sports card shop from a neighboring store and stole about $30,000 worth of merchandise last week.
Kyle Dahlgren, owner of Sierra Nevada Sports Cards in Chico, says the store next to his in a strip mall, was vacant and didn’t have an alarm system, allowing the two suspects to break the lock and make entry. Surveillance video from the card shop shows two people crawling through a small hole in the wall, grabbing cards and leaving in a matter of minutes.
it’s likely someone who has been in here before which is unfortunately because we pride ourselves on being friendly and trusting to everyone that walks in,” Dahlgren told KRCR-TV.
The store opened about a year and a half ago.
The thieves took a variety of items, from an SGC 3 1954 Topps Jackie Robinson to recent Pokemon cards but left a lot of valuable boxes and cards sitting on shelves and in display cases.
Below is a list of some of the stolen items.
WANE-TV has more details on the case of a parks department director in Indiana who local prosecutors say used his city credit card to finance his sports card selling activity.
Here’s an LA Daily News story on Harlan Werner, who was the memorabilia representative for some of the biggest names in sports and is still active on the auction side.
The second series of Jersey Fusion is on the market.
The product includes original trading cards with a piece of player or game-used memorabilia included.
The back of the cards include a QR Code that links to the original piece from which the swatch or relic was cut and offers authentication.
It’s a multi-sport product with a checklist that includes cards/memorabilia from past and present stars.
New to the All Sports 2 release is a first-time Floor Fusion subset that includes parquet from the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, home of the NBA’s Braves in the 1970s along with a player who played on that court as a visitor or with Buffalo.
Boxes are online now for around $30 or less.