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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rare Stolen Photo Garnered Thousands in 1999

The Boston Herald today reported that a team picture of the 1889 Boston Red Stockings of the National League (pictured), which was stolen out of the Boston Public Library many years ago, was among the items auctioned off from the late Barry Halper's collection in 1999.

The picture is among 40 BPL items that were stolen, and it was sold for over $6,000 in 1999.

It was just the latest item linked to Halper, a late minority owner of the Yankees. The FBI is currently investigating stolen memorabilia, and an auction that was to have taken place in St. Louis was shut down because of the ongoing investigation.

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