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Lance signs SI covers

SI collector Scott Smith recently completed a signing with Lance Armstrong. Among the prominent items signed, as one might expect, are Sports Illustrated covers, his Sportsman of the Year Cover, three other SI covers, and all sorts of Tour de France yellow gear. . . . It’s nice...

$50K bid on Ruth HOF card short of reserve

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A rare, signed Babe Ruth Hall of Fame plaque postcard failed to sell through Huggins & Scott Auctions, despite reaching a bid of $50,000. The sale closed Aug. 3 and ended without reaching the reserve. Meanwhile, a Mel Ott from the ‘30s sold for $35,000. A...

‘Scrimmage’ shows art of football

Frederic (sic) Remington in the Football Hall of Fame? Yep, the player-turned-artist’s work is part of an exhibit in Canton called “Scrimmage.” Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell works are also part of the exhibit of 78 works at the Canton Museum of Art. The exhibition coincided...

O.J. Simpson ready to sign?

Bruce Fromong, both friend to and victim of O.J. Simpson, offered testimony July 20 to help spring him from jail. Fromong’s one-time memorabilia client in the 1990s became a victim in 2007 at the Palace Station Hotel, when Simpson entered a room to recover autographed memorabilia...

Full run of All-Star game tickets

DALLAS — A complete run of baseball All-Star Game tickets, from 1933 to 2016, is on the block in Heritage Auctions’ Aug. 19-20 sale. This lot of 137 tickets is from a single collector and includes tickets from all Home Run Derby and workout events. There are duplicates from the...

Next Simpson hearing July 20

CARSON CITY, Nev. — This fall, O.J. Simpson will have served the minimum nine-year sentence for armed robbery, kidnapping and other felony charges in an incident in a Las Vegas hotel with two sports memorabilia dealers. The parole board that will hear Juice’s appeal for release...

Clemente items at Miami FanFest

MIAMI — The family of Roberto Clemente is auctioning hundreds of items, including the late Hall of Fame outfielder’s 1971 World Series ring and a 1966 game-worn Pirates road jersey at a July 11 auction being conducted by Hunt Auctions. The sale is part of the All-Star Game...

Ted Williams bat: $11,004

SOUTH MILWAUKEE — Vintage bats were the biggest sellers in the most recent MEARS Auction. A Ted Williams gamer sold for $11,004; a Babe Ruth from the 1920s sold for $10,760; and a Tris Speaker with a taped handle from the mid-1920s fetched $3,768 and a Bill Wambsganss from...

Sultan of Sales: Ruth items fetch $4.5M

BOHEMIA, New York — Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring sold for about $2.1 million and his contract that moved him from the Red to the Yankees for more than $2.3 million in a Leland’s auction that ended July 1. The items were consigned by bad boy “Wild Thing” actor...

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...