As prices for high-end sports memorabilia continue to rise, so do concerns over theft.
The bizarre saga of how Tom Brady’s last two Super Bowl jerseys and Von Miller’s Super Bowl 50 helmet wound up in Mexico has given that issue a national spotlight but it’s not the first time stolen goods have generated publicity in the last couple of years.
A break-in at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in upstate New York still hasn’t been solved.
Last year, surveillance video from the North Dakota shopping mall that houses the Roger Maris Museum showed a smash-and-grab theft that took away Maris’ MVP award and Hickok Belt. They’re still missing and detectives were looking into the possibility that the theft was connected to others around the country.
To some, the thefts don’t make sense. Why steal one-of-a-kind items that are virtually impossible to sell on the open market?
The reason might be that the thieves are simply acting on orders from those who like to “collect” high-end pieces they would otherwise never own.
Tuesday morning, Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions appeared on CNBC to discuss the thefts of high-end memorabilia and why the inability to sell it may not matter. If you can’t see the video below, click here.