Lou Gehrig's last order of bats from Louisville Slugger came late in the summer of 1938. The following spring, the disease that would take his life was starting to ravage his powerful body. Still, he kept playing, hoping whatever was bothering him would go away. After spring training, the Yankees headed north and at a stop in Norfolk, Va., Gehrig belted a pair of long home … [Read more...] about Gehrig Bat Went into the Right Hands
The rush for David Freese's World Series game-winning home run ball may have looked spontaneous on Thursday night, but Dave Huyette and his friend Jeremy Reiland (a Cubs fan) had already been making plans. The duo was sitting in a pair of outfield bleacher tickets they had purchased on StubHub and knew that each batter in the St. Louis Cardinals' wild 10-9 win over Texas … [Read more...] about Fan Trades Freese Home Run Ball for Signed Bat, Ball
Some pieces of modern NHL history are on the block as the greatest scoring left winger in league history sells off part of his collection. Luc Robitaille, who scored 668 goals and passed out 726 assists, has consigned numerous game-worn and game-used items to Classic Auctions. Proceeds, according to Robitaille and his wife Stacia, will go to Echoes of Hope, a foundation for … [Read more...] about Hockey Hall of Famer Robitaille Selling
Baseball cards were as hot as hot could get in 1990. It might have been the era of hype and card company printing presses run amok, but it sure produced some interesting stories. One of the best came out of the Chicago area, where one of the thousands of card shops in operation at the time was embroiled in controversy. It seems a 12-year-old boy came into the store, … [Read more...] about The Card Files: Remember the $12 Ryan RC Controversy?