• 15 May
    2013

Collecting Vintage Baseball Cards: The Giant Size 1952 Topps Set

Considered to be the most popular post-war baseball card set of all time, the 1952 Topps baseball card set was the first major release by the Topps Company and is attributed for playing a role in the resurgence of the hobby in the early 1980s. At that time, the country faced high unemployment, falling stock […]

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  • 2 May
    2013

The Kentucky Derby: The Race for the Roses is a Collectibles Treasure Trove

The 2015 running of the Kentucky Derby will mark the 141st race in the event’s history. Annually held in Louisville, Ky., the race is the first leg of the sport’s Triple Crown and is considered to be “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” and is marketed as such. The history of the race dates […]

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  • 25 Apr
    2013

Baseball’s Top Prospects: Collecting the Next Superstars

Come Opening Day, the annual return of the “boys of summer” brings hope eternal to team enthusiasts across the country and around the globe. A clean slate and a fresh start provides players and fans the opportunity to focus on the present and anticipate a long summer of baseball drama in the pursuit of the […]

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  • 11 Apr
    2013

42 – Collecting Jackie Robinson is Collecting an American Legend

Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was more than a baseball player; he was a pioneer, a patriot and quickly became a legend. When he took the field at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he changed not only the game of baseball but American history. Breaking Major League Baseball’s self-imposed “color-barrier” led […]

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  • 8 Apr
    2013

Professional Golf Collectibles on Par with Other Sports Memorabilia

As winter slowly begins its annual thaw and golf course greens and fairways around the country return to their lush condition, avid fans of the sport prepare for another season on the links. In fact, the biggest tournament of the season, The Masters, tees off later this week, which makes this the perfect time to […]

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  • 28 Mar
    2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Curtis-Lee Mansion Lithograph, Nabisco Pro Face Cards

QUESTION: I own a lithograph print of the Curtis-Lee Mansion, also known as Arlington House, located in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. John Ross Key, the grandson of Francis Scott Key, did the lithograph. The print is framed and measures 25 ½ inches by 13 ½ inches. What is its value? – D, Quincy, […]

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  • 18 Feb
    2013

Collecting Danica Patrick: Options For Everyone

This weekend, the Daytona 500 will have a lot of extra attention on it because of one driver: Danica Patrick. As the first woman to race from Daytona’s pole position, Patrick will secure herself in the annals of NASCAR history. But long before she starts her engine on Sunday, the world of Danica Patrick collectibles […]

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  • 12 Feb
    2013

Collecting MJ: A look at Michael Jordan Collectibles

Legally named Michael Jeffrey Jordan, the world simply knows him as Michael or M.J. The former basketball player responsible for captivating not only a nation but the world with his high-flying play rim and his intense competitive nature is turning 50 years old on Sunday, Feb. 17. To put that in terms that will make […]

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  • 12 Feb
    2013

Auction House, Damaged by Sandy, Returns with Toy, Book, Memorabilia Sales

LYNBROOK, N.Y.— Three auctions have been scheduled for February and March featuring historical memorabilia, rare books, stamps, and coins hosted by Phillip Weiss Auctions. The sales represent the return to live sales for the firm, which was displaced when its Oceanside, N.Y., building was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy and the company was forced to vacate […]

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  • 24 Jan
    2013

Super Bowl XLVII Match-Up Set: Collecting the San Francisco 49ers

In a recent article we talked about collecting Super Bowl memorabilia that commemorates the actual event itself. However, now that the teams to face-off in the big game have been determined, let’s examine some of the available collectibles from the San Francisco 49ers and their star players. The San Francisco 49ers are making their sixth […]

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