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Old 05-13-2017, 06:55 AM
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Default Thoughts on buying *probable* stolen autographs

Heritage last night sold some tough autographs last night that probably came from the Hermann archive. Honestly, I started bidding pretty high on the Burkett and Kelly autographs. However, at a certain point, I couldn't bring myself to bid on something too high that wasn't *clean*-even though the HOF and FBI have both dropped investigating this issue. So would you bid on something knowingly stolen if the price was right?
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:13 AM
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... So would you bid on something knowingly stolen if the price was right?
No.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:45 AM
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I think Leon's Boston Peck and Snyder card that was taken from the NYPL would be a good example of why you don't buy such items. I am not saying Leon knowingly bought a stolen item, but he was left holding the bag when it came back around. Knowing the item was stolen, pending investigation or not, can leave you "holding the bag" when/if restitution ever is sought.
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Correct answer Leon. We cannot expect this hobby to ever have integrity unless we buy and trade with integrity.
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