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Brady’s stolen SB jerseys found

BOSTON — Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey was found March 19 with the help of a 19-year-old Patriots fan and collector. Dylan Wagner had sold an item to Martin Mauricio Ortega, a former executive with Diario La Prensa, a Mexican news organization, with credentials to the NFL...

Steel Curtain team items top encyclopedic sale

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Leland’s March 17 auction, with 1,278 lots, but a ton of lots in what must be a three-pound catalog, features a vast collection of Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys from the Terry Bradshaw era. Dwight White, Rocky Bleier, L.C. Greenwood, Rod Woodson —...

Mickey Mantle jersey for 535 gets $486,000

DALLAS — Mickey Mantle’s 1968 game-worn jersey attributed to his 535th career home run sold for $486,000 during a recent Heritage Auctions sale. The auction ended Feb. 26. The item was second highest grossing item in the sale, one of 28 six-figure items on the $12 million night....

Brady, pens in hand, begins a busy off-season

HOUSTON — Super Bowl LI was won the moment the New England Patriots called “Heads” at the end of regulation. The Patriots took the ball. Tom Brady jogged onto the field for overtime. Boom. Game over. And now his five Super Bowls rings with the Patriots, including four MVPs, will...

Now he’s just Johnny Autograph

HOUSTON — Remember escape artist Johnny Manziel, the 2014 first round pick, Heisman Trophy winner known as Johnny Football? The wheeler dealer guy who showed the world he was money in the bank by raising his arms and rubbing his taunting little fingers together? Yep, the one who...

10th Best Class?

Sports on Earth columnist Anthony Castrovince ranks the 2017 induction class of Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines and the 10th best Hall of Fame induction class of all time.  Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short of making this class the first five-man...

HOF honor for Rose

TAMPA — For those of you who thought the words Pete Rose and “in the Hall of Fame” would appear in the same sentence without the words “not” or “banned for life,” this one’s for you. Pete Rose will be inducted in the Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame on Feb. 18 at Tropicana Field...

Milestone baseballs at Heritage

DALLAS — Milestone baseballs slugged by Jimmie Foxx, Willie Mays and Reggie Jackson will be part of a sale being organized by Heritage Auctions. The sale will be held Feb. 25-26. The 1935 Foxx-signed ball was his 33rd of the season, No. 299 of his career. Mays’ signed ball, No....

Gwynn 3000th hit ball: $142,762

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Tony Gwynn’s 3,000th hit ball from 1999 sold for $142,762 in a sale recently held by SCP Auctions. His first career home run ball sold for $9,336. The two balls were among  about 30 Gwynn items  from his estate. His 2007 Baseball Hall of Fame Ring sold for...

Happy 83rd, Hammer

Adults in their late 50s and 60s may have a hard time imagining Hank Aaron as an 83-year-old man. But as of Feb. 3, the Hammer ripened one more year. As a salute to the non-drug-enhanced Home Run King, the Baseball Hall of Fame has organized an exhibit “A Salute to the Life and...