Bring the Exciting Winter Olympic Sport of Curling to Your Gaming Table!
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are just about to start. Between concerns over terrorism, confusion over choosing a site in a rather mild climate, allegations of high-level corruption and Russia President Vladimir Putin’s questionable political motives, it is sure to be an event to watch. And that’s without considering the exciting sporting events that […]
Collectibles of the XXII Sochi Winter Olympics
The upcoming Winter Olympic Games, scheduled to begin on February 7, provides collectors with a host of collectible opportunities, some of which are available now. The host city of Sochi, Russia, situated on the coast of the Black Sea, also offers a wealth of collectibles accessible by attendees, athletes and their families. You can get […]
One of Jesse Owens’ 1936 Olympic Gold Medal to Sell in Online Auction
One of the four gold medals won by U.S. sporting great Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics is headed to the auction block. SCP Auctions, which specializes in sports memorabilia, says on its website that the medal will be available in its auction running Nov. 20 through Dec. 7. Owens’s achievements at the 1936 Berlin […]
Collecting on Steroids: The Effect of PEDs on the Sports Memorabilia Market
The issue of steroids, human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly isn’t new to sports. Athletes from the worlds of cycling, boxing and the Olympics have fallen victim to the allure of easy success through the use of PEDs. The recent lawsuit filed by Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees against Major League […]
Q & A with Harry Rinker: Weather Bird Shoes Box of Marbles Premium
QUESTION: I have a box of five marbles I received as a premium when purchasing a pair of Weather Bird Shoes. The top of the oblong box has the Weather Bird shoes rooster logo flanking an oblong opening showing four of the marbles. The side reads: “WEATHER BIRD SHOES / BEST FOR BOYS….BEST FOR GIRLS.” […]
Olympics Baseball Collectibles Win Gold
The USA baseball team may have taken the bronze in Beijing, but you win gold with Olympic baseball collectibles. Although it has waned in popularity over the years, Olympic baseball has provided a showcase for some of the best young stars in the sport, which increases the desirability of their card collectibles.
Beijing Olympic Collectibles? Phelps Takes the Gold
For sports collectibles enthusiasts, the 2008 Summer Olympics—so far—can be summed up in two words: Michael Phelps. The swimmer, who now has more gold medals than any other Olympic athlete in history, appears well on his way to capturing the eight many predicted he would earn at the Beijing Games.
New Coins Mark 2008 Biejing Olympics
Coin collectors will be able to acquire proof gold and silver commemorative coins issued by the China Mint in honor of the games August 8-24. It is a complete proof 18-coin set issued in three series, featuring six gold coins that are each one-third troy ounce and 12 silver coins that are each 1 troy ounce.