Red Sox to Open Team Souvenir Store

sv store.jpgThe Red Sox have a plan to score more of the profits from team merchandise sales outside Fenway Park.

Sox officials are seeking approval for a retail shop opening onto Van Ness Street near the historic ballpark’s Gate B and the Ted Williams statue, according to documents filed with the Boston Landmarks Commission.

The $750,000 project would put the store under the grandstand and convert three existing garage doors in the exterior brick facade into a street entrance and display windows.

War of 1912 – World Series Trophy

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Rivals bicker over Red Sox relic

1912 trophy in Yankee land

By Dave Wedge and Jessica Van Sack
Friday, November 27, 2009 –

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A coveted piece of Red Sox [team stats] lore sits deep in Yankee country with an uncertain future as a pair of rival collectors bitterly feud over who will profit from a potential sale of the Olde Town Team’s 1912 World Series trophy.

“You wonder how it got out of the Red Sox’ and Major League Baseball’s hands,” said City Councilor John Tobin, who has held the precious trophy. “But it’s a money issue, and hopefully it gets resolved. It could be a wonderful piece to put on display somewhere in the city.”

Hunt Auction at the Louisville Slugger Museum

The famous Hunt Auctions had a massive memorabilia auction today. Who says memorabilia has lost value ?

jr.jpgJackie Robinson’s 1948 road jersey sold for $325000.

jete.jpgDerek Jeter’s signed 2009 All Star Game practice jersey sold for $4500.

My favorite piece – 1912 invitation cover to the opening of Fenway Park in 1912. I lost out on the bidding here. The cover sold for $1200.

All of the items in the auction also have a buyer’s premium attached and freight. A buyer’s premium is generally about 15% on top of your bid that goes to the auction house.
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Jason Varitek Signed Helmet

tek helmet.jpgAlthough the NFL cornered the market on signed mini helmets – Baseball helmets signed are not quite as popular. Full sized replica (not the cheap plastic type) are available on line. Red Sox catcher used a silbver paint pen to showcase his autograph on this full sized rpelica catcher’s helmet. This silver or gold paint pens are available in all craft and art stores. These pens are in ideal tool for helmet signing. I was fortunate to get an MLB authenticator to affix the mlb logo and serial #. www.mlb.com/authentication