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shoeless-joe-batIf your a baseball fan, make sure to check out Christie’s Auctions, as they present “The Golden Age of Baseball” A two day live auction event coming this October. The auctions are divide between two days, October 19th will be memorabilia while October 20th will be photography. Over 450 lots of letters, contracts, game-used bats, and much more. Items include great pieces from Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson, and Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Some items are on display currently at the JW Marriott in Chicago, Simeon Lipman from Christie’s stopped by FOX32 to show Corey McPherrin some of the items that will be up for auction. Fox32 Clip

 

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cubsEarlier this week the Cubs filed lawsuits for trademark infringement, counterfeiting, copyright infringement and a handful of other intellectual property claims against a number of sellers of alleged infringing Cubs gear and just in time for the playoffs. Check out Paul Lesko’s Law of Cards as he breaks down the case over at Cardboard Connection.

 

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Chicago Cubs fan Joe Couri, had a interesting drive home the other night. According to the Journal Star in Peoria, Couri says he was driving along Interstate 74 in central Illinois when an accident backed up traffic, thats when he said he saw a World Series hat among debris on the road.

It turns out it wasnt just any old hat but a 2011 World Series championship cap autographed by some of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, and get this the Chicago Cubs fan wants to give it back.

Couri says the hat is signed by Freese, Molina, Motte and others including an “unexpected auto”. Couri hopes the owner will come forward to get his hat back and be able to tell who that “unexpected auto” is

There may be another great Gretzky card to chase in years to come,  but this time it wont be on the ice. According to The Toronto Sun, Trevor Gretzky, who is the son of “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky has signed with the Chicago Cubs, instead of playing  at San Diego State. Hall of Famer and Coach at San Diego State Tony Gwynn said “We heard he signed with the Cubs on Monday,”

Trevor scouts pretty good for his power potential, but one scout adds he has a long way to go.  So which card company jumps on this first? Maybe a Trevor/Wayne auto card? Stay Tune…..

We have a buyer, according to ChicagoSports.com, Grant DePorter, CEO of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, has purchased the Sammy Sosa corked bat with an auction bid price of $14,407.The bat, which was used in a 2003 Cubs game against Tampa Bay, will be on display at Harry Caray’s Restaurant on Kinzie beginning Thursday. DePorter said,  “This bat is unquestionably a unique piece of Chicago sports history, and it is a perfect fit for our museum collection.”