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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.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
Joyce M. Vogelsang, a homemaker and avid sports fan, died Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Carroll Hospice Center's Dove House in Westminster. She was 85. Born and raised in Baltimore, the former Joyce Millicent Pruett was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Southern Maryland. When Carroll County General Hospital — now Carroll Hospital Center — opened its doors in 1961, Mrs. Vogelsang took a job there as a unit clerk and worked there until 1969. The former Winfield resident later moved to Westminster.
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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 Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
The Della Roses are a family that works. The family has been in the restaurant business since 1944, when brothers Tony and Joe Della Rose opened a tavern in East Baltimore. Over time, the business grew and changed, morphing into a cheery pub serving bar-friendly food with an Italian twist. Today, three generations of the family work at Della Rose's Avenue Tavern, which opened on the Avenue at White Marsh in 1998. From the matriarch, now in her 80s and still working in the kitchen, to family members in their 20s and 30s, daily operations are a family affair.
SPORTS
October 12, 2007
Whereto watch A weekly look at a fun place to catch a Ravens game: Looney's 2900 O'Donnell St., Baltimore Viewing pleasure: 50 TVs, ranging in size from 42 inches to 50 inches. Best seat in the house: In any room including the dining room you can see every game of the day. Crowd: Mostly Ravens fans and some Giants fans. Pre-game meal: $6 for dozen wings and $13 for a pound of shrimp. On the wall: Sports memorabilia, stadium photos, Orioles and Terps stuff. Phone: 410-675-9235 Web site: looneyspub.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE | January 17, 2008
So, O.J. Simpson, whose career as a professional defendant is going just gangbusters, was back in the spotlight (e.g., courtroom) in Las Vegas yesterday because he made a phone call that prosecutors said violated terms of his release on bail regarding that sports memorabilia fracas at the Palace Station. Simpson had tried to send an angry message through the bail bondsman at the You Ring We Spring agency to a co-defendant, a move that angered the judge who originally released him on bail.
NEWS
July 26, 2002
Dr. Michael I. Feinglass, a Baltimore chiropractor and sports memorabilia collector, died of colon cancer Sunday at his Canton home. He was 30. Dr. Feinglass was born in Silver Spring and raised in Pikesville. He was a 1990 graduate of St. Paul's School, where he had been a member of the tennis team. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1994, and was a 1998 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago. Dr. Feinglass began his career in Chicago, and returned to Baltimore in 2000, when the colon cancer was diagnosed.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1998
An Eldersburg entrepreneur who sought to strike it rich by auctioning sports memorabilia is accused in a 46-count criminal summons of keeping his clients' items or money.Robert G. Urban, 46, of the 600 block of Tanglewood Road is perhaps better-known as "Mr. Memorabilia," the name of his defunct sports memorabilia auction shop at Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg.Court records show Urban filed for bankruptcy Dec. 18, less than a year after he unsuccessfully sought to persuade Wal-Mart to pay $1 million for a baseball he said was hit by Cal Ripken Jr.On Monday, coincidentally the day after Ripken ended his streak at 2,632 consecutive games, a District Court commissioner in Carroll County issued a summons for Urban's arrest.
NEWS
January 9, 2005
Contours Express gym's grand opening scheduled tomorrow Contours Express, a new women's fitness center, has opened at 250 Englar Road in Carroll Plaza Shopping Center, Westminster. A grand opening will be held from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Reservations are required. Information: 410-871-2895. Mall events include photo, sports memorabilia shows TownMall of Westminster has announced events for this month: The Carroll County Camera Club Inc. will hold its annual exhibit tomorrow through Jan. 16 in the court outside Steve & Barry's University Sportswear.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | July 11, 1993
The last time the All-Star Game was in Baltimore, in 1958, a dedicated collector could have bought every souvenir and not been overloaded on the way home.Sports memorabilia was not a business 35 years ago, and there just weren't that many keepsakes for sale at the game -- programs, pennants (one for each league), buttons and a pack of 24 All-Star photos.Baltimoreans also saved ticket stubs, the magazine sections of The Sun and News-Post and post-game papers. Press pins have moved from the possession of journalists to the collectibles market.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Wiley Gunter's is an easy place to like. It has everything a great neighborhood bar needs: super-friendly bartenders, big TVs, walls covered with sports memorabilia and a menu stocked with well-executed takes on familiar bar food. With all that, it's no surprise that around 7 on a recent Thursday night, the place was packed. Groups of friends wearing matching Kickball League of Baltimore T-shirts filled both of Wiley Gunter's two floors, grabbing beers before heading to games near the bar's Federal Hill-meets-Locust Point location.
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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 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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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 Chris Kaltenbach and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 6, 2010
When Don Berkus set up his first baseball card convention 41 years ago, a few dozen collectors gathered inside a Los Angeles hotel room at 10 a.m. and within an hour had spent pretty much all the money they had. This weekend, the National Sports Collectors Convention he started 10 years later is holding court at the Baltimore Convention Center through Sunday, and Berkus expects upward of 35,000 people to show up. Times change, Berkus admits....
FEATURES
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Evening Sun Staff | March 21, 1991
MANY OF TODAY'S baseball card collectors touch their treasures with clean hands -- smudged borders can hurt resale value. They attend weekend sales and consult price guides. They judge players by the worth of their cards. They lament the lost potential of the thousands upon thousands of cards that were condemned to coax rhythms from the spokes of bicycle wheels.Those who remember the pleasures of flipping cards with friends and the ease of shoe-box storage complain that the life has gone out of card collecting.
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By Joe Sexton and Joe Sexton,New York Times News Service | July 21, 1995
NEW YORK -- Duke Snider and Willie McCovey, two baseball Hall of Famers whose images of power and dignity still sparkle for generations of the game's loyalists, pleaded guilty yesterday to federal tax fraud charges, saying they knowingly had failed to report thousands of dollars earned by signing autographs and participating in sports memorabilia shows.The two slugging legends stood under the glare of the fluorescent ceiling lights in federal court in Brooklyn, where they raised their right hands, swore to tell the truth, and pronounced themselves criminals.
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 ELIZABETH LARGE | September 23, 2009
When I asked Lee Morton of Jay's Restaurant Group why they had closed Neo Viccino in Mount Vernon in July, he said, "We believed a healthier concept could exist for the neighborhood." For a moment I was stumped. After all, the casual-upscale Viccino has been replaced by Turp's Sports Bar (1317 N. Charles St., 410-347-0349). As far as I can tell, the healthiest thing on the menu is the soft pretzel log stuffed with cheesy crab dip. Then I realized he meant financial health, and I'm sure he's right.
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