Archive for June, 2013

Is the Value of Your Alex Rodriguez memorabilia about to Tank?

Unnamed Sources Have Rodriguez Retiring and Collecting the Remaining $114 Million from the New York Yankees.

Alex Rodriguez memorabilia values might tank
Is it any wonder why the New York Yankees are trying to find ways to void Alex Rodriguez’s huge contract? According to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, sources close to the situation have revealed that A-Rod and his entourage are so worried about the MLB investigation against him that he is stepping up his return date so he could retire before MLB has time to suspend him.

Those sources added that as soon as Rodriguez plays rehab games he could claim he is physically unable to perform because of the significant hip surgery, retire and collect his full salary under his current contract. Currently the New York Yankees owe him $114 million over the next five years.

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New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Claims Russian President Putin Stole His Super Bowl Ring

Patriots owner Robert Kraft reluctantly told people for years that he gave Russian president Vladimir Putin his personal Super Bowl XXXVIII ring. But according to the New York Post, Putin actually stole the $25,000 ring.

New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXVIII Ring

Kraft recently explained the incident at Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence gala, saying, “I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring.’ I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.”

It was during the 2005 meeting with Putin in Saint Petersburg that the Russian President became enamored with the ring and came into possession of it, but the saga for Kraft didn’t end there.

After returning to the United States, he demanded the return of his ring. The White House intervened and at the behest of the American government, Kraft was instructed to claim the ring was a gift in order to ease possible tensions between the Russians and the United States.

According to the story, the government told Kraft, “It would really be in the best interest of US-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present.”

While the Patriots owner continued to tell officials that he wanted his personalized 4.94-carat diamond-encrusted ring back, the White House continued to stay firm in their stance that it would be best to claim it was a gift and leave it at that.

Perhaps Kraft was tired of keeping this a secret. The Patriots owner wants his ring back but it’s still in the possession of Putin and/or the Kremlin.

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