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Notes: KY Shop Burglary; Topps and Trout; Giants into Box Breaks; More

There was a burglary late last week at a sports card shop in Lexington, KY. 

It happened at Jimmy’s Roadshow with about $25,000 worth of unopened products stolen by a single individual who was in the store for about a minute, according to owner Jimmy Mahan. 

 

 

 
 

 
 

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The store’s security camera captured it all:

 

 

 
 

 
 

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The multi-year deal Mike Trout signed with Topps a few months ago means he’ll be a part of the company until well into his 30s.  Look for Trout to continue to sign thousands of autographs for Topps in addition to appearing on packaging and doing some other promotional work. 

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Trout’s stellar reputation on and off the field were among the reasons why the company wanted to lock him up for a long time, according to this story on Topps and Trout by  Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times.

Notes: KY Shop Burglary; Topps and Trout; Giants into Box Breaks; More

There’s plenty of baseball card interest inside the San Francisco Giants clubhouse, where a few players have gotten into box breaks, often participating just after the final out of their games.

“Not many people know this but he’s a nerd at heart,” catcher Curt Casali said of teammate Evan Longoria.  “The dude, 30 minutes after a game, he’s on Instagram Live.  They’re opening packs of cards and we all just stand there.

“I don’t understand it, but he and Yaz (Mike Yastrzemski) do it every other day,” Casali told The Athletic in a story on Longoria’s stellar start to the season. “Me and Craw (Brandon Crawford) will look at ‘em like, ‘How old are you, again?  I just think it’s funny when Evan freaks out about a Fernando Tatis Jr., card.”

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Long-time autograph collector and dealer Less Wolff was profiled in The Queens Chronicle.

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