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Relic Wear lets collectors take their memorabilia everywhere by Chris Olds

Every collector knows that storage and display of their prized memorabilia pieces presents challenges.

But there’s a new product that solves that and allows the owner to take their memorabilia with them anywhere they go.

Well, as long as they’re wearing it.

Relic Wear is a new line of limited-edition bracelets, keyrings and pendants which include at least one piece of game-used sports memorabilia from some of the biggest names in baseball and hockey.

“At the moment [we’re] geared toward hockey and the Winter Olympics,” said Alex Malone, the founder of Relic Wear, via email. “[But] we will even be providing a service for collectors to send us their game used patches to be made into custom pendants for them.”

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Minor League Baseball loses one of its unique stars — Dinger The Home Run Dog by Chris Olds

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Dinger “The Home Run Dog,” a yellow lab that delivered baseballs to umpires at minor league baseball games, has died. He was 11 years old.

According to stories published by the Capitol Broadcasting Company (the former team owner) and The Myrtle Beach Sun News, the mascot of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans was besieged by heart and kidney problems in recent months.

In June, we wrote about unusual baseball cards found in minor league team sets where Dinger had his own cardboard. And believe it or not, he wasn’t the lone canine who stars on the diamond and appeared on a trading card.

Dinger is succeeded by Deuce, a 2-year-old yellow lab that handled game-day activities for the team this past season.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Graded Card Investor. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.