Bat signed by Halladay, jersey signed by Bobby Clarke: Spoils from an arrest go on sale

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:56:53 AM. Sports memorabilia from the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and Sixers are being auctioned off by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office which seized the items from a convict who ran a mortgage scheme out of a Moorestown, NJ, office.
Yo Philly, do you remember when Eagles linebacker Charles “Concrete Charlie” Bednarik flattened New York Giant halfback Frank Gifford, ending the game with an Eagles victory in 1960? Well, you can bid on an autographed copy of that moment, captured in a famous black and white Sports Illustrated photograph, courtesy of Mark Begley, a Cherry Hill man whose Philadelphia sports memorabilia were confiscated after his arrest two years ago for mortgage fraud. Not only did Bednarik sign the photo — one of about 200 sports items that were seized from Begley — but he scrawled “this (expletive) game is over” in black marker across the top and “Sorry Frank,” at the bottom. The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office is selling off these goods, along with some bling and electronic equipment that was confiscated from other convicts, in an online auction that ends on Monday. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN A signed Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers jersey is up for bidding during the online auction of sports memorabilia, most of which came from Mark Begley, a Cherry Hill man arrested for mortgage fraud two years ago. The money will go into a fund for police training and police equipment, according to Bill Rudderow, an agent assigned to the forfeiture unit. The jerseys,  pictures, footballs, helmets, ball caps, hockey pucks and sticks, bats and baseballs were amassed over several decades by Begley, who had operated a mortgage loan business in Moorestown. Another notable item in the...Read more
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