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MLB authenticators keep eye on game gear

MLB is definitely in the game. Its authentication program is always on the prowl for items that can make its way into stadium shops or on the MLB website. Howard Shelton and other authenticators have hit the playoff fields in search of items, common and uncommon, to authenticate...

HOF coming closer 2U

COOPERSTOWN – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is embarking on a digital media enterprise with IMAX Corporation and MLB Advanced Media that also will showcase Hall of Fame artifacts. Jane Forbes Clark, chairman of the Hall of Fame, said, “We are so excited about...
Posted On 27 Sep 2014

Signed Murderers’ Row

CHICAGO — Mark Theotikos, a former executive with Mastro Auctions, will serve about four years in prison after pleading guilty Aug. 5 to one count of mail fraud. Theotikos pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme of raising prices on memorabilia, a practice called shill...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014

Veeck of memorabilia?

BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Is Josh Evans the Bill Veeck of vintage sports memorabilia? While all auction houses are constantly in search of consignments, Lelands was in full bounty hunter mode during the recent 35th Annual Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland. Evans placed a a $5...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014

Rogers suit over photos

The heir of the historic photographic negatives of George Burke and George Brace is suing dealer John Rogers of North Little Rock, Ark., for failure to make an $85,000 payment as part of a deal to acquire the $1.35 million collection. As reported by Arkansas Business, Mary Brace...
Posted On 17 Aug 2014