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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...

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...

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...

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...

Schuerholz, Selig elected to HOF; players on deck Jan. 18

WASHINGTON — John Schuerholz, Braves and Royals general manager, and former commissioner Bud Selig were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Dec. 4. They enter the hall of fame through the Today’s Game Era Committee. Players in the Class of 2017, voted by the baseball writers,...

David Ross gear acquired for Chicago Sports Museum

The CEO of the Harry Caray’s restaurant chain aquired catcher’s gear worn by David Ross in the decisive Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians. Grant DePorter paid $50,000 to Fanatics Authentic for Ross’s signed helmet, chest protector and shin guards for the Chicago Sports Museum....

Fogelman’s work bound in book of his life

MEMPHIS — Avron Fogelman has led a distinguished life as a civic leader, philanthropist and overall “baseball man” — a real mentsch. During more than three decades, the former owner of the Kansas City Royals also built a phenomenal personal memorabilia collection that’s been well...

Sports museum reopens

LOS ANGELES — The Sports Museum of Los Angeles, which houses the immense collection amassed over more than three decades by Gary Cypres, has reopened to the public at 1900 S. Main St. The museum filled 32,000 square feet in one of real estate developer’s buildings. It was open to...

Holtz Museum salutes Upper Ohio Valley

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Lou Holtz is known for his great one-liners and magic tricks. And, well, being a pretty good football coach. He is Hall of Fame material, but museum material? He didn’t think so. “I did not want a shrine dedicated to me,” he writes on the Lou Holtz...

Photo archivist-dealer arrested, charged with burglary, theft

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — John Rogers, who scoured newspaper morgues to amass a large sports photography collection, was arrested and charged Dec. 3 with burglary and theft of property. North Little Rock police reported that Rogers was caught on camera entering a building he once...