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One of the most common complaints collectors have with young players involves legibility. Either players have poor penmanship or they’re in a hurry, signing on the run, or they have an abbreviated signature. It’s not as if they’re signing an electronic pad at a grocery store;...

The Gurley Bill

Just when you thought state legislatures had plenty on their plates now comes a bill in the Georgia Senate that would make it a crime for sports memorabilia dealers to pay college athletes signing stuff. The Todd Gurley bill named for the Georgia running back passed the Georgia...

DiMaggio ‘Streak’ ball No. 50 to TSN Publisher

DALLAS — A Joe DiMaggio-signed baseball from his 56-game hitting streak in 1941 leads a Heritage Auction sale that ends with a May 14-16 live auction. The ball from his 50th hit game in the Streak carries a notation marking the milestone to J.G. Taylor Spink, publisher of The...

Berra bat from ’50s fetches $23,565

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A game-used Yogi Berra bat, dated to the 1950s sold for $23,565 in an MEARS auction that closed April 4. The Louisville Slugger bat was signed. Other game-used bats fared well in the sale. A game-used bat from the late Ernie Banks sold for $8,256; a 1985...