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Sports Memorabilia

A 1909 Honus Wagner T-206 baseball card sold at auction by Mastro Auctions in 2008 for $1.62 million to an Arkansas man. Federal prosecutors say Mastro failed to disclose the edges had been trimmed, significantly reducing its value. (Credit: T206Museum.com)

Suburban Auction House Accused Of Defrauding Bidders

The head of a now defunct sports auction house has been indicted, along with two other executives, for scamming customers into buying high-priced items that weren’t authentic, or otherwise less valuable than advertised.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Steve Jensen, 40, of Osseo, Minn., the head of Minnesota-based Vintage Sports Authentics, is escorted by U.S. postal inspectors from the National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Ill., Thursday.  (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Feds: Sports Memorabilia Dealer Lied About Authenticity Of Jerseys

Forty-year-old Steven Jensen of Osseo, Minn. was arrested Thursday at a sports collectors’ convention outside Chicago. He is charged in federal court in New York with mail fraud and wire fraud.

08/04/2011