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Lorraine Mirabella | June 13, 2014
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has signed an exclusive, two-year deal with a new memorabilia division of online sports merchandise retailer Fanatics, which will offer a more than 20-item product line of Davis-inscribed baseballs, signed jerseys and photos. The Orioles player joins teammate and center fielder Adam Jones and about 60 other athletes with exclusive deals with the newly rebranded Fanatics Authentic, including David Ortiz, Colin Kaepernick, Peyton Manning, Prince Fielder, Tony Parker and Paul George.
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Lorraine Mirabella | June 13, 2014
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has signed an exclusive, two-year deal with a new memorabilia division of online sports merchandise retailer Fanatics, which will offer a more than 20-item product line of Davis-inscribed baseballs, signed jerseys and photos. The Orioles player joins teammate and center fielder Adam Jones and about 60 other athletes with exclusive deals with the newly rebranded Fanatics Authentic, including David Ortiz, Colin Kaepernick, Peyton Manning, Prince Fielder, Tony Parker and Paul George.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2011
When he and his staff moved back into their offices in the Carroll Building last year after a renovation, Howard County State's Attorney Dario Broccolino noticed how bare the walls were and how lifeless the place seemed. It had been a while since the office was filled with the paintings of one of his predecessors, Bill Hymes, whose Norman Rockwell knockoffs had been sold. "It all looked so barren," Broccolino said recently. Not anymore. Autographed memorabilia that once belonged to legendary athletes, actors and musicians now fill the hallways, giving the county's prosecutors a set of conversation pieces that help "break the ice" with crime victims and witnesses.
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SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS | April 11, 2014
The annual search is on for photos and other types of memorabilia relating to the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad and its narrow gauge predecessors. Members of the Old Line Museum in Delta, Pa., and other Ma & Pa buffs, collectively calling themselves the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Gang, are soliciting donations of artifacts from the general public and collectors through April 27; however, any materials found after that date will still be gratefully accepted, according to Jerome Murphy, of Baldwin, who is once again leading the collection effort.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2011
Civil War sketchings, historical maps and photographs of the Great Fire of 1904 are among the Baltimore memorabilia that will be sold Saturday at a Towson auction house. The sale will feature the collections of Michael Isekoff, a Baltimore native whose collection of maps and photographs rivals those found in libraries and museums, and the late Jeffrey Weiss, who amassed rare art reference and illustrated books. Isekoff's collection is impressive because of its scope and rarity, said Paul Cooper, vice president of Alex Cooper Auctioneers, which is handling the sale.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2012
ABC will enter the cable-dominated TV terrain of such shows as "Pawn Stars" starting March 24 with the debut of "Ball Boys," a 12-episode, Saturday-afternoon, reality TV series set in Baltimore County at Robbie's 1st Base. ABC announced the show on its portion of the TCA press tour in Los Angeles. Here's an account from "Channel Guide" magazine: Ball Boys comes from the producers of Pawn Stars and will follow the action at Robbie's 1st Base in Baltimore, and the family-like relationships of the sports fanatics who work there, Robbie Sr. and Junior, Sweet Lou and Shaggy.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1999
Carroll County prosecutors moved to drop theft charges against an Eldersburg man known as "Mr. Memorabilia," based upon psychiatric evaluations, but vowed to revive the case if they find sports collectibles he took on consignment.Dozens of theft charges against Robert G. Urban have been placed on the inactive docket in Carroll County District Court, said Assistant State's Attorney Jerome Joyce, noting that the defendant has been evaluated as not criminally responsible by three psychiatrists, most recently in December.
SPORTS
By Colin Stevens, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2010
It took more than an hour of waiting for Jeff Skaggs to receive his limited edition Stephen Strasburg Topps Heritage rookie card at the National Sports Collectors Convention on Friday afternoon. The card is one of 999 being given out during the five-day convention and is selling for more than $100 on ebay.com. One day it could be worth far more, making the wait bearable for Skaggs, an Indiana native. "I think he's going to be a great player," he said. "They knew coming out of college he was a great player and he's really brought a lot of excitement back to the hobby.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1997
The brew pub and restaurants planned for Westminster's century-old Main Street firehouse will include the area's first sports bar -- showcasing memorabilia from the extensive collection of local broadcaster Ted Patterson.Grading began last week on John Street for construction of the new station for the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 1, which is expected to move next fall.After the move, restoration of the vacated firehouse at 66 E. Main St. should be a matter of months, because the work will be almost entirely cosmetic, said Dr. Kenneth Crawford, a retired physician who heads C&C Restaurant Group of Bel Air.He said the beer-brewing equipment will take up one of the three bays, while the other two will become a more formal restaurant.
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By Melody Simmons | October 7, 1991
Phil Curry plucked a handful of the evergreen shrubbery that decorates Memorial Stadium and held it over his head."Five dollars, a real bargain!" shouted Curry, 35, a sales manager from Easton, as hundreds of fans ignored him near the stadium's front gate just before yesterday's game.From real estate to an elaborate $240 embroidered portrait of the stadium, memorabilia of 38 years of baseball on 33rd Street moved quickly, as eager collectors opened their wallets. Security guards were posted everywhere to protect souvenirs that were not for sale, such as the seats and the turf.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Hubert V. Simmons was a gentle man who threw a nasty knuckleball in Negro Leagues baseball, and for years he dreamed of establishing a museum that could tell a story about the national pastime before it was really national, when black players were barred from the majors. He died two months before a small museum opened for appointments-only viewing in the basement of his church in Lochearn, but friends and family were sure he was there in spirit on Wednesday at the Baltimore County Public Library in Owings Mills for the announcement that the memorabilia collection would soon open there, and play to much bigger crowds.
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September 16, 2013
If names like Polan's Five and Dime , Keller's Newsstand , Dougherty's Pharmacy and Graville's stir up pleasant memories for you, no doubt you have been around this town for some time. While all of these retailers now exist only in our mind's eye, most of the storefronts that housed these businesses and countless others still stand. The space that housed Polan's (most recently home of the former Laurel Art Center) sits vacant but now has a buyer. Keller's was razed and a new multi-level building put in its place.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
Pat Moran may very well have the coolest office in Baltimore. Not that anyone should be surprised by that. Moran, who first gained fame (or should that be notoriety?) as one of John Waters' Dreamlanders, is an Emmy-winning casting director who has worked on nearly every film and TV project to hit Baltimore in the past quarter-century. She's also an unabashed pack rat, whose happily eclectic tastes are reflected in the Canton office of Pat Moran & Associates, on the fourth floor of a rehabbed warehouse building.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
When it comes to history, Al Feldstein is an equal-opportunity collector. The Western Maryland resident has been making appearances at rallies and protests held by groups on both ends of the political spectrum for decades. When there, he makes sure to grab a poster, a picture or any other token of attendance he can find, and among his vast collection of items are some 15,000 buttons -- many of them related to the gay rights movement. Al was kind enough to share some of those buttons with Gay Matters.
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By Zach Helfand and The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2012
The price tags came in different shapes and sizes - plain and colorful, stuck on items and hanging off, bigger for sums surpassing $4 million and small enough for a few bucks - and they were everywhere. They were stuck to baseball cards, hung off used jerseys and sat in front of championship rings. One announced the price of the Olympics Torch from Atlanta. Another, Hulk Hogan's championship belt. Some price tags were on the Internet. For $300, you could buy a ticket to have Ricky Henderson sign your artwork or jersey.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
The new ABC reality TV series "Ball Boys" opens with the motto: "Every great moment in sports leaves something behind. " This network series set in a Baltimore sports memorabilia shop tells the stories of what happens to some of the stuff left behind. That's not a bad premise. Think of it as a jock lover's version of "History Detectives. " But that's not all that's happening in the series, which takes viewers inside Robbie's First Base in Lutherville, where they will meet owners Robbie Davis Sr. and Robbie Davis Jr., as well as workers Lou "Sweet Lou" Brown and Robbie "Shaggy" Reier.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,sun reporter | December 14, 2006
The lengthy list of pilfered items from storage rooms at Camden Yards reads like an inventory from a baseball memorabilia collector's garage: A Melvin Mora bobblehead doll: $3. Six Orioles warm-up jackets: $360. Numerous Orioles autograph cards: $1,000. Baltimore police officers assigned to investigate the crime had trouble listing values for most of the stolen merchandise. They wrote "value unknown" for the 1969 Giants media guide, for 50 Brian Roberts bookmarks, for 26 used lineup cards and a dugout's worth other items, including two bases used in one of the last games of Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season in 2001.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1997
OCEAN CITY -- "Buffalo Bob" Smith's voice fills the crowded, humid room with the upbeat greeting he has been using since 1946: "Hi, kids!"The crowd that quickly gathers around him has the gray hair and blurred waists of middle age, but no matter. These are "Buffalo Bob's" kids -- and they are here to see him, to cast aside the weights and sorrows of adulthood and return to the safe, carefree afternoons of childhood spent with the "Howdy Doody" Show."We were born with Howdy Doody," says Florynce Frank, 51, from Yonkers, N.Y..
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
Another Gino's Maryland's second Gino's Burgers & Chicken opened Monday in the Honeygo Shopping Center in Perry Hall. Former Gino's executive Tom Romano engineered the current Gino's revival. A company-owned store opened in King of Prussia, Pa., in October 2010, and the first franchise operation opened in August 2011 in Towson. Another store is operating in Bensalem, Pa. Gino's was founded in Baltimore, but the company relocated its headquarters to King of Prussia before it was acquired by Marriott Corp.
EXPLORE
By L'Oreal Thompson | February 27, 2012
Heads up: Entering Bahoukas Antiques Mall and BrewMania MuZeum in Havre de Grace may cause a bit of sensory overload. The 10,000-square-foot shop is jam packed from floor to ceiling with various antiques, toys, collectables and more. “We have a lot of cool, funky stuff that you won't find in other stores,” says Barbara Wagner, who owns and operates Bahoukas with her husband, George. The couple met four years ago and married a year later in a Cinderella-themed wedding because George is an avid collector of Cinderella memorabilia.
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