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Daughter rips off daddy

Here’s one from the Desperate Times / Desperate Measures department. A daughter reportedly stole her dad’s Babe Ruth-signed baseball. Albuquerque police say Michele Ortiz, 32, and her husband, Abraham Ortiz, were charged for burglary and larceny of more than $20,000. The...

Mets bullpen car wins

While no one bit on the 10-foot letters that graced the outside of Yankee Stadium, bidding activity on a New York Mets bullpen car from the 1960s sold for more than four times its estimate. The vehicle sold for $112,500. The letters owned by none other than Reggie Jackson...

Cubs Authentics goes charitable

While Wrigley Field is embarking on a $375 million renovation of Wrigley Field, the team’s memorabilia group, Cubs Authentics, has decided to start selling game-used and other memorabilia to benefit charitable purposes instead of its own budget line. And with any luck and...

Abdul-Jabbar jersey, Jeter ’09 bat offered

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A home Kareem Abdul-Jabbar game-worn Los Angeles Lakers jersey is on the block in a Huggins & Scott Auctions sale that ends April 11. The jersey comes from the early 1980s. The auction also includes a signed Derek Jeter game-used bat from 2009; a Buck...

Babe Ruth Day ball: $28,159

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A ball from Babe Ruth Day in Syracuse, N.Y., on July 6, 1938, signed by Ruth on the Sweet Spot, sold for $28,159 on March 29 at a sale organized by Iconic Auctions. The auction also featured a Michael Jordan home Bulls jersey purportedly from the 1998 NBA...