STEVE GOLD 1958-2010 – Owner of Au Sports Card Shop & Hobby Pioneer

BY MAUREEN O’DONNELL Staff Reporter Chicago Sun-Times – Grown-ups would walk into Steve Gold’s store and become kids again.  With case upon case of old baseball cards and other sports memorabilia, the store, called Au Sports, “might be one of the biggest card shops that’s ever been,” said Ryan Friedman of Auction Report. “Cards going back to the early 20th century — the ’20s, the ’30s, the ’40s. I remember begging my parents to drive us over there. You could spend hours upon days and still not see everything there.”  Mr. Gold, 52, died Thursday at Resurrection Hospital of complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, family members said. Read full story here.