ESPN.com: Pete Sampras’ tennis trophies stolen

ESPN.com: Pete Sampras’ tennis trophies stolen

Tennis star Pete Sampras says most of his trophies and other memorabilia were stolen from a West Los Angeles public storage facility.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Sampras still has 13 of his 14 Grand Slam trophies.

But thieves took his 1994 Australian Open trophy and most of the hardware from his 64 tour title wins, two Davis Cups, an Olympic ring and six trophies for finishing world No. 1 in the year-end rankings from 1993 to 1998.

The items were not insured because there was no way to assess their true value, he said, according to the report.

It’s a strange theft.  What does one do with a room full of trophies?  It seems like difficult items to fence.

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