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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yankees Team Dentist Recovers Stolen Sports Memorabilia Through Craigslist Ad

A Ballantine Odontoblast!

In a way, Dr. William Strupp is a five time World Series champion. He has the rings to prove it.

He is the team dentist for the Yankees. It’s been that way since he fixed George Steinbrenner’s teeth in 1995. He wears the 2000 ring with most pride and is honored to get all five of his rings still while Steinbrenner was alive.

...More than 100 baseballs signed by players over the years, three baseball bats and a football signed by Heisman winners were among the items tucked in the back room in part of the office. It was a treasure trove of sports memorabilia that was stolen sometime between Nov. 16 and 17.

To get the sports memorabilia back would take a hail mary pass.

Because many of the items stolen would be difficult to pawn, detectives talked to Strupp about the possibility of posting an ad on Craigslist.

“It was an ingenious idea,” Strupp said.

Strupp set up a “stolen Yankees” ad Nov. 24. It contained several photos of the stolen items and an offer of a reward for their return.

“You kind of throw it out there and hope some idiot bites,” Strupp said.

Repoz Posted: January 12, 2012 at 04:30 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, memorabilia, yankees

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 12, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4035548)
I'm glad someone finally found the tooth, err, I mean truth.
   2. Addison Russell T. Davies (chris h.) Posted: January 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4035581)
“You kind of throw it out there and hope some idiot bites,” Strupp said.

Bazinga.
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 12, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4035655)
I wouldn't want to touch any memorabilia after it's been on Craigslist.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 13, 2012 at 12:25 AM (#4035869)
Q: How do you know you you're the poster boy for baseball's luxury tax?
A: When you've given five World Series rings to your dentist.
   5. Sleepy's still holding up that little wild bouquet Posted: January 13, 2012 at 03:11 AM (#4035901)
I like the fact that they posted his office address in the article. Complete with MapQuest link, in case someone else might want to stop by after hours.

Not that it would be hard to find, but that's just dumb.

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