August 3, 2012 10:00 am
Just happened to catch a Pawn Stars episode where a guy brought in his “authentic” BabeRuth baseball bat and mitt. This guy was looking for $50,000 to $100,000 for the bat and mitt, which he was convinced were the real deals. Why? Because he had letters of authentication!
Unfortunately for this guy, his letters of authentication were part of an FBI sting… “Operation Bullpen”… in which Jim Bellino was heavily involved! When the FBI took the operation down, instead of jail time, Jimbo received a slap on the wrist and had to pay ONLY $30,000, along with serving one year’s probation and told by the Feds to stay out of the memorabilia business. WHY? Because Jimbo wouldn’t admit to any wrongdoing and the FBI could not crack him!
Guy gets ripped off by Jim Bellino’s “Operation Bullpen”…