Editor's Blog: Sports Collector Classifieds, Chicago Family Feud, Etc.

Rich Mueller@sportscollectorContributor IIIJuly 25, 2011

John Buskey, a retired military man from North Carolina, has started a website aimed at helping collectors buy and sell items at little or no cost.

Sports Collectors Classifieds offers a variety of options for those who want a break from online fees.

Buskey is a long-time collector himself who is looking to connect with others through his site and Facebook page.

"I really wanted to do something I love and running a website related to sports memorabilia was a dream," he tells us.

Sports Collectors Classifieds is offering unlimited free listings for the first 100 people who sign up.


SchulteAuctions.com will offer items from the collection of the late Moe Drabowsky in September, including a Baltimore Orioles  jersey he wore during Game One of the 1966 World Series; a 1963 game-used Kansas City Athletics jersey; the actual short pants and top little Moe wore on his trip from Poland to the United States, at the age of 3; his Wilson-used fielder’s glove;  Polish Hall of Fame Induction Medal; a signed letter  from Vice President Hubert Humphrey (1966); and a signed baseball “To Moe from Joe DiMaggio.”


The sad and bizarre feud between two Chicago brothers over their father's autographed baseball collection continues.  One of them has been charged with theft from the family home...but he's accusing the other brother of  a different crime.   After a court appearance late last week, the case started to gain some national attention.

Prosecutors allege that between Jan. 12 and March 6 of this year, Brad Pogofsky stole balls valued a total of $10,000 to $100,000 from his mother's home.   They originally belonged to Larry Pogofsky, who collected them until he died last December.

"Basically this is about a family, an age-old story where you have a father who was wealthy and a couple of kids fighting over the money, who gets what, who's entitled to what," said Michael Botti, Brad Pogofsky's attorney.  Here's the latest on the case.