Browse our current online-only sports memorabilia auction featuring: signed baseballs, photographs, ephemera & autographs; and Hall of Fame items, from the collection of Robert R. Burns. Find the perfect unique gift for your favorite fanatic or collector here!
Robert R Burns was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1923 and died in Media, PA in 2016, living most of his life in northern Delaware. He was a devoted fan of the Athletics from, as a young boy, their championship seasons, through their hapless years and ultimate departure to Kansas City in the 1950’s. Always more an American League fan than National, the combined collapse of the 1964 Phillies, the risks associated with traveling to north Philly to old Connie Mack Stadium, Robin Roberts becoming a star Baltimore Orioles pitcher and the opening of I-95 to Baltimore, rekindled his American League devotion in the form of becoming an Orioles fan (and minority stockholder to boot), just in time to experience their 18 year dominance in baseball. Baseball could not contain Bob who also followed Penn State Football, Flyers hockey and University of Pennsylvania (his Alma matter) basketball, among other pursuits.