• 6
    Sep

NCAA Football: Collecting Your Alma Mater

Whether you’re a fan or alumni of THE Ohio State University, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the USC Trojans or you plan on engraving “Roll Tide” on your tombstone, few sports develop the long-lasting and deep-seeded rivalries that exist throughout college football. With the 2013 season having just kicked off, here is a look […]

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  • 6
    Sep

Lackluster 2013 NFL Draft Makes Memorabilia Prospecting a Challenge for Collectors

The 2013 NFL season kicks off in earnest on Sunday, but with this year’s NFL Draft Class being short on skill position players, knowing who to gamble on from a sports collectibles standpoint is an even a riskier proposition than normal. Consider these two points: the first impact offensive position selected was not a quarterback […]

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  • 6
    Aug

Vintage Sports Pennants Provide Historical and Collectible Value

While still produced and available at stadiums around the country, the team pennant as we know them today are more of fan shop novelties than a true collectible. Fortunately for collectors, the opposite is true of vintage pennants, the older the better. These colorful triangle-shaped pieces of felt once served as a primary piece of […]

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  • 4
    Jun

Stadium Giveaways: Tchotchke or Collectible?

Rings, bobbleheads, statues, seat cushions, trading cards, window decals and even giant foam Band-Aids; when it comes to sports stadium giveaways, if you look hard enough, some team, somewhere, has given away a kitchen sink. Well, maybe not but you get the idea. Stadium giveaway marketing has been around nearly as long as the sports […]

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  • 24
    Jan

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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  • 24
    Jan

Super Bowl XLVII Match-Up Set: Collecting the Baltimore Ravens

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 Baltimore Ravens and their star players. Since relocating the franchise from Cleveland in 1996, […]

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  • 24
    Jan

If You’re Hearing that Metal Buzz, it Must be Time for Electric Football

As a games journalist, I am beholden to be completely honest with my readers. And I will be completely frank: I know next to nothing about professional or collegiate football. Does Joe Namath still play? Who is in the Super Bowl this year? I have no idea. But I do know games, and when we’re […]

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  • 14
    Jan

Programs, Tickets, Team-Signed Footballs & Helmets top Super Bowl Collectibles

The National Football League’s annual championship game, known as the Super Bowl, has been a tradition since 1967. From its humble beginnings, the game has morphed into a two-week-long event, complete with its own fan convention, VIP parties and international media coverage. Historically, the most watched television program year in and year out, the annual […]

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  • 30
    Jan

Big Ben or Kurt: Who Wins Collectibles Bowl?

If six months ago you predicted Arizona Cardinals would be facing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl, raise your hand. I’m guessing your hand isn’t raised. Neither is mine. Let’s face it—no one saw this Super Bowl coming, and that’s what makes it so exciting. This isn’t the predictable clash of the titans. It’s […]

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  • 27
    Jan

Super Super-Bowl Collectibles

By Eric Brantner Move over Christmas. You, too, Thanksgiving. There’s a new holiday that brings families and friends closer together than all the rest. Sure, you won’t find this holiday mentioned on your calendar, and this holiday won’t cause Wal-Mart to close its doors for the day. But rest assured, it’s a holiday, nonetheless, and […]

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