Sal Durante is a famous footnote in baseball history. He was the 19-year-old New York Yankees fan who stuck his right hand up and caught Roger Maris’ 61st home run on Oct. 1, 1961. Durante and his fiancée, Rosemarie, were sitting in the right-field stands along with his cousin John and his girlfriend when Maris cracked a 2-0 pitch from Tracy Stallard into Section 33 of … [Read more...] about Photo of the Day: Roger Maris and Sal Durante With Home Run Ball #61
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The Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Legendary Auctions pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in a Chicago federal courtroom on Tuesday. According to the Chicago Tribune, Mark Theotikos admitted to having a role in the practices of Mastro Auctions during his employment there that led to indictments against former company CEO Bill Mastro, President Doug Allen … [Read more...] about Former Mastro Exec Pleads Guilty
The FBI is planning to return some of the items confiscated during a search of Rogers Photo Archive last week, according to a media report in Little Rock, AR. The Arkansas Times quoted Blake Hendrix, the attorney for collector/dealer John Rogers, as saying an undetermined number of items seized when agents executed a search warrant would not be held. Agents involved in … [Read more...] about News & Notes: FBI to Return Some Items from AR search, NBA Exec Recalls Launch of Topps’ 69-70 Set
A photograph of a naked Joe DiMaggio hamming it up in the shower as a young ballplayer is generating some controversy. Lelands has the photograph in its current auction, scheduled to close June 24. However, the x-rated DiMaggio photo "has to be" a fake, according to his long-time attorney Morris Engelberg who claims DiMaggio never would have allowed it to be … [Read more...] about X-Rated DiMaggio Photo?
Sunday may have been the AFC Championship, but for Jay Pomerantz, every day is game day. The Long Island resident has spent the last two decades starting, building and improving his New York Jets collection. From the playbooks used by the coach who brought them to glory during the Namath years, to game worn helmets, game used footballs, artwork, autographs and even a Super … [Read more...] about Jets Collector Extraordinaire