A 25-year-old Nebraska man who stole cards and money from collectors will have to pay back those he swindled. A judge sentenced Christopher Carlson Monday after police caught up with a scheme that look place last year involving cards that were never delivered to buyers or as part of online trades. Others were simply counterfeit. ----- Sports Illustrated has … [Read more...] about Notes: Card Swindler Sentenced; SI on Stolen MLB Jerseys; Chourio Super Gets a 10; Unique Baseball Collection
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Notes: Brewers Collector’s Charitable Heart; Brady Card Paid with Crypto; Broker’s Euro Trip, More
One collector’s long-time passion for chasing down autographed baseballs from every guy who has ever played for the Milwaukee Brewers is coming to an end…and now he’s giving them all away. Ben Nummerdor started with the 1982 American League champions and just kept going, all the way back to the players who were on the club when it moved from Seattle just before Opening Day … [Read more...] about Notes: Brewers Collector’s Charitable Heart; Brady Card Paid with Crypto; Broker’s Euro Trip, More
Retired MLB Ump John Hirschbeck Auction to Aid Foundation
More than 800 pieces of baseball memorabilia are on the auction block, with proceeds going to a good cause. Former MLB umpire John Hirschbeck, who lost two of his children to a rare neurological disease, is hoping to raise money for the Magic of Michael Foundation, with the auction including items personally obtained and collected during his years in the game. The … [Read more...] about Retired MLB Ump John Hirschbeck Auction to Aid Foundation
TRISTAR Acquires 12,000 Autographed Baseballs from Keating Collection
PSA’s Principal Autograph Authenticator, Kevin Keating, has sold his collection of more than 12,000 autographed baseballs to TRISTAR, which is putting them up for sale, one by one. Keating, a long-time collector who founded and operated Quality Autographs from 1992-2016 when he was hired by PSA, recently packed up the collection himself and drove it from his Virginia … [Read more...] about TRISTAR Acquires 12,000 Autographed Baseballs from Keating Collection
Reward Offered for Baseballs Stolen from Don & Charlie’s
There’s an $11,000 reward in connection with the theft of 33 autographed baseballs from a case inside Don & Charlie’s Restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ. Scottsdale Police say someone smashed the restaurant’s front door around 2 AM last Wednesday, ran inside and swiped the baseballs from a trophy case. They are a small part of a massive collection of signed sports items … [Read more...] about Reward Offered for Baseballs Stolen from Don & Charlie’s
McKenney’s Rays Collection Still Growing
About 2 ½ years ago, we told you about the McKenney family’s unique devotion to the Tampa Bay Rays. Jeff and his daughter Jennifer are still at it and this week, their remarkable efforts were the subject of a feature story on Tampa’s WTSP-TV. Since 1998, they’ve been collecting signed baseballs from every player, manager and coach. Even if a player spent just one day with … [Read more...] about McKenney’s Rays Collection Still Growing
Rays Autographed Baseball Collection Like No Other
Sunday marked the 19th anniversary of the birth of the Tampa Bay Rays. Three years later, in April of 1998, they took the field for the first time. Since then more than 400 players, managers and coaches have worn the team’s uniform. Jeff McKenney and his family have an autographed baseball from each and every one of them. It’s more than likely the only complete … [Read more...] about Rays Autographed Baseball Collection Like No Other
Little Cooperstown Exhibit Opens; Are All of Those Baseballs Real?
After years of trying to find a more permanent home for his massive collection of signed baseballs, Florida collector Dennis Schrader got the city of St. Petersburg, FL to give him some space. The city raised over a quarter million dollars to build Little Cooperstown, an exhibit dedicated to Schrader’s collection. Some of the biggest names in baseball history are … [Read more...] about Little Cooperstown Exhibit Opens; Are All of Those Baseballs Real?