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Hobby stories: Topps CEO talks to New York Times; Johnny Cash items for auction; Eli Manning auto painted over by Susan Lulgjuraj
November 2, 2010, 4:35 pm
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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Ryan O’Hara, the CEO of Topps, got his start in the trading card world when he was in the sixth grade. His father, Mike, offered him a junior partnership in a new company to sell cards. O’Hara’s talk about that beginning and moving to New York City with The New York Times. … LINK

Want a piece of Johnny Cash? More than 1,000 items once owned by the star will go to auction on Nov. 19. Some of the items include a Martin D-28 acoustic guitar — signed by Cash and inscribed with the first four lines of “I Walk the Line” and the blue denim jumpsuit depicted in Jim Marshall’s legendary photo of Cash flashing his middle finger. … LINK

Here’s one Eli Manning autograph that won’t ever make it to the public. After the New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys 33-31 last year in the first game at the new stadium, the Giants QB signed a wall with the message “9-20-09 First win in the new stadium.”

The autograph has since been painted over despite Manning maintaining it’s a tradition around the league and he didn’t mean any disrespect. … LINK

Susan Lulgjuraj is a contributing editor for Beckett Media. You can email Susan here. Follow her on Twitter here.

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Eli Manning’s signature is still on the wall at Cowboys Stadium. Check out Pat Hanlon’s Twitter post from Oct. 25. He took a picture of it, as well as McNabb’s addition to ‘the wall’.

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