Rare trading cards found on attic to be on display at Convention Center
Approximately 700 trading cards from the 1910 era, many in pristine condition, found in an Ohio attic will be on public display for the first time when the 33rd annual National Sports Collectors Convention returns to the Baltimore Convention Center from next Wednesday to Aug. 5. In addition to the 800 exhibitors, 85 high-profile athletes will be signing autographs. One of the most significant finds in collectible history, the trading card collection could exceed $3 million in value. Don Larsen's 1956 World Series perfect-game uniform will be on display, and Larsen will make an appearance at the show to promote their auction. Also, a recently purchased $4.4 million Babe Ruth game-used jersey will be displayed throughout the show.
Golf: Andrea Kraus, winner of the Maryland State Women's Amateur championship last week, added another title when she shot 77 on Tuesday to win her seventh Greiner Titleholders championship, a Women's Golf Association tournament for past event winners, at Caves Valley Golf Club. ... Skip and Connor Tendall of Congressional CC took home the 72nd Maryland State Father-Son championship at the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, shooting a 2-under-par 35-35—70 to move past four teams tied at 71 in the 72-team selected-drive, alternate-shot format.
World TeamTennis: Bobby Reynolds clinched match point, leading the host Washington Kastles (11-0) to a 21-16 win over the Philadelphia Freedoms (4-7). The victory was the 27th in a row for the Kastles dating to last season.
Men's college basketball: Navy announced that seven players have joined the team for the 2012-13 season: Jerome Alexander, 6-6, 195 pounds from Radford, Va.; Tilman Dunbar, 5-10, 150 pounds from Woodbridge, Va.; Phil Guglielmo, 6-5, 190 pounds from Springfield, Va.; Will Kelly, 6-9, 225 pounds from Mount Laurel, N.J.; Kendall Knorr, 6-3, 185 pounds from Concord, N.C.; Richard Kuzma, 6-3, 180 pounds from Leesburg, Va,; and Ryan Spadaford, 6-4, 185 pounds from Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Men's college track and field: Recent Navy graduate Cody Rome was named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honoree. Rome was one of six Patriot League male athletes to receive recognition.
College swimming: For the first time in 40 years, the UMBC Natatorium is receiving a major upgrade. The facility upgrade, which begins today, will include maintenance and renovations to the diving boards, pool, starting blocks, HVAC system and the pool deck tile, which will be redone in black and gold. In addition, the facility will get a new paint job.
Pro soccer: D.C. United coach Ben Olsen appointed United's Dwayne De Rosario as the Major League Soccer All-Star captain for tonight's game against European champion Chelsea FC at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
Youth triathlon: TriColumbia held its fifth annual Kidz Triathlon on Sunday in Columbia as part of the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series. About 600 children ages 7 to 15 participated in the event, one of the biggest youth triathlons in the Mid-Atlantic region. Participants competed at various distances depending on age. In the 7-8 age division, Livia Solis and Birken Silitch won with respective times of 16 minutes, 3seconds and 13:44. Carolina Pellegrini and Daniel Gossow finished first in the 9-10 division with times of 15:18 and 13:34. In the 11-12 age division, Lauren Epler and Gianni Harrington won with times of 25:01 and 24:10. Anna Li and Christopher Crafton won the 13-15 division with times of 41:59 and 39:23.
—From Sun staff and news services