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Moneyman banks 48th win

Manny Pacquiao lost the pre-fight stare down and lost the fight in the ring as well. Floyd Mayweather connected on a higher percentage of punches; and the boxers won their auditions for Dancing with the Stars with a 12-round dance off. Pacquiao thought he’d won the fight. “He...

Daughter rips off daddy

Here’s one from the Desperate Times / Desperate Measures department. A daughter reportedly stole her dad’s Babe Ruth-signed baseball. Albuquerque police say Michele Ortiz, 32, and her husband, Abraham Ortiz, were charged for burglary and larceny of more than $20,000. The...

Mets bullpen car wins

While no one bit on the 10-foot letters that graced the outside of Yankee Stadium, bidding activity on a New York Mets bullpen car from the 1960s sold for more than four times its estimate. The vehicle sold for $112,500. The letters owned by none other than Reggie Jackson...

HOF Class: First time in 60 years

When the baseball writers elected Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio to the Hall of Fame for 2015, it was the first time in 60 years that four players were elected. In ’55 the writers voted in Joe DiMaggio, Ted Lyons, Dazzy Vance and Gabby Hartnett....

‘Rumble in the Jungle’ Ring is Stolen

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Barthelemy Bosongo, manager of Tata Raphael Stadium, where “the Rumble in the Jungle” was held 40 years ago, reports that the ring used for the fight was stolen. A “leading” sports official of the country formerly known as Zaire, told...

Big Ticket Items

PRICE / DESCRIPTION / (BUYER) $4,415,658, in 2012, Babe Ruth’s game-worn 1920 Yankees road jersey $4.3 million, James Naismith’s Rules of Basket Ball, (David Booth) $3.005 million, Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball from 1999 (Todd McFarlane) $1.265 million, Babe Ruth...

Through the Mail: Find the right link

Through-the-mail autograph collector Sean Miskimins knows how to work his connections to boost his hobby. In the return address of the letter he sends select autograph targets, he writes a brief note that personally connects him with them. For Dale Murphy, Miskimins scrawled...

Caveat Emptor constantly rings true as ever

Josh Evans isn’t the first memorabilia auction proprietor to pull an item from auction, but he recently withdrew Jim Brown’s 1964 NFL title ring from consideration at his July 25 auction until the dispute is resolved. He did the right thing. Brown is holding Evans accountable for...
Posted On 28 Aug 2014

Plaques on parade

The plaques of Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson are back at the Hall of Fame after they were sent to Houston and Minute Maid Park as part of a recent roundtable discussion about baseball and civil rights. The panel featured Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine (the Central...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014

CLCT declares dividend

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Collector’s Universe, Inc., a producer of grading services and authentication, declared a cash divident of 32.5 cents per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, a dividend yield o 6.3 percent. The cash dividend will be paid on Aug. 29 to stockholders...
Posted On 27 Aug 2014
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