by George Waldon
on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 12:00 am
6 min read
John Rogers proudly displays a rare Honus Wagner baseball card during a party at his home on Dec. 12, 2008. The holiday soiree celebrated his purchase of the valuable card, which he owned for six months. He bought it for a reported $1.6 million but sold it later for $1 million + $1. (Mark Friedman)
A safe searched by federal investigators on Jan. 28, 2014, held a bogus baseball card collection that carried a fictional valuation of $12 million.
United States v. John Rogers: A sample of bogus sports memorabilia introduced as evidence in the fraud case against Rogers includes autographed bats with phony certificates of authenticity
on the bat ends.
FBI agents conduct an investigation Jan. 28, 2014 at the John Rogers Archive in North Little Rock. The FBI also visited Rogers' home in North Little Rock. (Mark Friedman)
The former home of John Rogers on Avondale Road in North Little Rock
FCI Forrest City, the federal correctional institution in St. Francis County, counts former and current inmates such as John Rogers, hip hop artist T.I. and Arthur Williams, who printed an estimated $10 million in fake money. (Federal Bureau of Prisons)