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Published September 21, 2011, 06:58 PM

Maris memorobilia rare in Cooperstown

Cooperstown, NY (WDAY TV) - The New York Yankees will honor one of baseball's greatest feats Friday; Roger Maris breaking Babe Ruth's single-season homerun record. Tonight we take you to Cooperstown, New York, home of baseball's Hall of Fame.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

The New York Yankees will honor one of baseball's greatest feats Friday; Roger Maris breaking Babe Ruth's single-season homerun record. Tonight we take you to Cooperstown, New York, home of baseball's Hall of Fame.

We've traveled back in time to old school Copperstown NY, where each shop and restaurant has a baseball theme. For visitors to this great town you might have a better chance of seeing Roger Maris in the baseball Hall of Fame, than finding a piece of Maris memorabilia.

Jeff Foster – Winners of the Game Owner: “Items are scarce. There’s not a lot of baseballs, photos. Roger Maris was a reserved guy, so a lot of stuff wasn't signed.

Gene Chicorelli – Legends Are Forever: “Roger Maris items are really hard to find, when people do see it, they do get a little exxcited about seeing his autograph.

Rick Turner: “The highest items are always the autographed baseballs. if they come in here, they don't stay here. If anyone sees them, they get 'em, and they're gone. Even cancelled checks, if you come across those, people buy those as well. A lot of times we get what are called cuts, where there's just a little sheet of paper they've signed, and what we do, we turn them into a photo a framed piece, and make 'em like that.

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