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John Heisman letter coming in February

NEW YORK — A 1935 letter written and signed by John Heisman regarding the es­tablishment of the trophy that bears his im­age and name is being offered in February by Heritage Auctions. The letter is part of an auction that will be held Feb. 20 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion at...

Jackie Robinson’s Hall of Fame plaque at Leland’s

Jackie Robinson’s original 1962 Hall of Fame induction plaque leads an extraordinary collection of sports memorabilia offered Jan. 8 by Leland’s of New York. American Pharoah’s “Triple Crown” halter from 2015 and the owner’s trophy of the 1985 Kentucky Derby also are part of the...

Pete Rose: Strong Buy, Accumulate

It’s impossible to link Pete Rose with O.J. Simpson. Right? Simpson played football and is in that sport’s hall of fame and also in jail. Rose played baseball, is neither in his sport’s hall of fame nor in jail. But we live in an age when “political correctness” is being...

Brooks Robinson Collection fetches $1.44M

DALLAS — The Brooks Robinson Collection fetched more than $1.44 million during an overall Heritage Auctions three-day sale that realized almost $12 million. The Robinson por­tion of the sale will benefit a variety of charities that the Robinsons support. Among the top selling...

Tony Dorsett items offered during SB-50 sale

EXTON, Pa. — Tony Dorsett’s Rookie of the Year trophy, an NFC pro bowl game-worn jersey, presentational game balls are among items the Hall of Fame running back is making available for auction Feb. 6 during the NFL Super Bowl 50 Auction in San Francisco. The sale is being...