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The Sports Museum of America, which opened on lower Broadway last May, closed last week after months of financial struggle. Here are four items from the museum’s collection that will now be returned to their original owners.


Lace-up basketball from the early-twentieth century, on loan from the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Souvenir boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier to promote their second fight at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 1974.

Tony Hawk’s trophy from a 1979 youth skateboarding competition—in which he placed second.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s helmet from the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, his last race with his father, Dale Sr., who died in a crash later that month.

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