Our pal Shawn visited the National Sports Collectors Convention this weekend and wrote up some of his strangest findings over at Hall of Very Good. One item, however, caught our eye: this oil painting by Justyn Farano of the famous Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura brawl that took place 22 years ago. We’d hang this in our…
Here’s a sound purchase for any Detroit Lions fan: A urinal from the Pontiac Silverdome, autographed by Barry Sanders. With the auction’s opening bid set at a mere $500, it’s an opportunity that can’t be passed up.
Georgia on Thursday suspended superstar tailback Todd Gurley indefinitely, pending, in its own words, "an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules." By multiple accounts, Gurley is alleged to have received money from at least one memorabilia dealer for signing autographs. A series of emails…
If you are in the market for a classic piece of baseball memorabilia, might we suggest this baseball signed by none other than the Bambino himself, Buld...Luly?
Save for a brief stint alongside Victor Martinez, John Lackey has worn No. 41 his entire professional life. But ahead of the deadline, he was traded to the Cardinals, who already had a No. 41 in reliever Pat Neshek. Favorite numbers don't come cheap.
Marcus Hall, the former Ohio State offensive lineman whose double-bird storm-off at the Big House was the most triumphant moment of the college football season, is looking to cash in on his iconic moment, just as he damn well should.
A lawsuit accuses the Giants of creating fake "game-worn" memorabilia and pushing it on collectors in an attempt to make money—and in Eli Manning's case, to hang on to the authentic stuff.
And that's a problem, because Chane Behanan is still in college.
Take a look at what is likely National Hygenic's most infamous product: a brand of condoms released in the 1950s that were unwittingly endorsed by Ted Williams. And now you can own a pack for just $99.
The sports auction house Leland's announced on Thursday that it was willing to pay $1 million for the signed confessions of the eight Chicago White Sox accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, which the heavily-favored Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds. The only problem is, they might not exist.
This comes to us from reader Andrew, whose friend received this autographed photo from former Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Pete Mitchell. I doubt Mitchell signed too many autographs throughout his eight-year career, but it looks like when he did get the opportunity to do so, he made it count.
Yesterday, former Atlanta Braves star and beloved-by-the-internet old dude Dale Murphy decided to celebrate President's Day by showing his Twitter followers a picture of one of his prized pieces of memorabilia: a baseball with Richard Nixon's autograph on it. The autograph reads, "To Dale Murphy, from one of his…
Heritage Auctions has posted a preview of an eagerly awaited lot—a bloodstained sock worn by Curt Schilling as he pitched through injury to lead the Red Sox to their first World Championship in 86 years. But before you go taking out a second mortgage, know that this isn't the one from Game 6 of the ALCS, when…
If you're getting ready to judge an athlete for something they said or did, take a breath. Are you outraged because their actions were morally indefensible? Or are you outraged because a columnist says you should be outraged? Because it's a columnist's job to read the paper and find something to get outraged about.…
The last puck of the Stanley Cup Finals: an important relic, timeless for the player who gets to keep it as a souvenir of the greatest achievement of his profession life, yet strangely secondary. In the rush to celebrate the final horn, not a single member of the Kings gave a thought to that little rubber disc. Not…
Father's Day is coming up. What do you get for the man who has everything and hates everyone?
Luke Scott's fungo bat
This 1936 Ku Klux Klan baseball bat.
Do you want a game-used rake from Cleveland Municipal Stadium? No? Are you sure? It could be yours. (Really, it could be. It's a nice thing to have.) Josh Levin explains how, and lists other excellent bits of memorabilia you might acquire, on this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast.
Head over to OregonAuthentic.com and bid on all your favorite gameworn ducks jerseys. Really love LaMichael James? Purchase his jersey from the night he broke the school's rushing record, and own a reminder of all the great times he provided you and Oregon. And of course, none of your money will actually go to James.