U2 Guitar and Sam Snead Golf Clubs to Auction
Spring echos with the sharp crack of the auction gavel. Whether you collect vintage glass, railroadiana or sports collectibles, several upcoming sales by WorthPoint-member auction houses feature authenticated items that should attract wide interest , whether your budget is $100 or $1,000,000.
Baseball Collectibles – A Link to the Past
No sport represents the tradition and values of the United States quite like baseball. It has been played around the country since the 1860s, and although it has undergone many changes, the foundation the 19th century produced can still be seen in ballparks across the country. With such an extensive legacy, the world of baseball collectibles is vast and varied.
A Pitch for Hope: Barry Bonds’ Home Run Ball
Every baseball fan dreams of catching a fly ball when they see their favorite team play: it is the ultimate collectible. For Jameson Sutton, this wish came true last fall. The 24-year-old was in the front row when Barry Bonds hit his 762nd home run at Coors Field. The crowd went
Baseball cards were originally issued by tobacco companies in the late 19th century. The first big producers of gum cards were Goudey Gum Company of Boston (1933–41) and Gum, Inc. (1939). After World War II, Gum, Inc.’s successor, Bowman, was the leading manufacturer. Topps, Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, followed. Topps bought Bowman in 1956 and […]
Baseball traces its beginnings to the mid-19th century. By the turn of the century it had become America’s national pastime. The superstar has always been the key element in the game. Baseball greats were popular visitors at banquets, parades, and more recently at baseball autograph shows. Autographed items, especially those used in an actual game, command […]
Drugs, Baseball, and Collecting
With recent news of the Mitchell Report accusing 86 baseball players of using steroids and other performance enhancing drugs, people have been talking about the players and the sport, but what is going to happen to the value of cards and memorabilia?