JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. -- Sheriff detectives have recovered some priceless baseball memorabilia for a former Royals athletic trainer.
The Jackson County Sheriff says detectives have recovered a 1985 World Series ring and baseball signed by the 1980 Royals. Both were stolen Tuesday during a home burglary.
The sheriff says the baseball memorabilia taken from Mickey Cobb has been recovered. And detectives have a person of interest in custody.
FOX 4 News first reported the home burglary in rural Lee's Summit last night on Wednesday. Mickey Cobb spent 20-years working as an athletic trainer for the Kansas City Royals. On the eve of another playoff appearance he says he never thought he'd see his ring again, not to mention a baseball signed by the 1980 Royals, who also played in a World Series.
"I did not think I'd ever see my World Series ring again," Cobb said after learning of the recovery. "I had begun to think in terms of how might I possibly get another. I know in the past some people have made some sort of attempt or application to get and replace a ring so I was really in that mode this morning."
Cobb had nothing but praise for the sheriff's department, who had a team of investigators working the case. Not everything stolen has been recovered, but the personal items Cobb considers priceless he says will be back in his possession in a couple of days.
A suspect has not yet been charged in this case. And commanders say the investigation is continuing. Cobb says there have been a series of break-ins recently in his neighborhood.