• 12
    Feb

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

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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  • 31
    Jan

A. Elmer Crowell—The Greatest Decoy Maker of Them All

Collectors will forever debate who was America’s greatest decoy maker, but my vote goes to Anthony Elmer Crowell, who carved and painted waterfowl decoys of exceptional quality for more than 40 years. Crowell was born in 1862 in East Harwich, Mass., and lived there all his life. He grew up in the years following the […]

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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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  • 17
    Jan

Revolver Retrieved from Bonnie & Clyde ‘Death Car’ Will Be Sold by Mayo Auction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A .32-caliber revolver retrieved from the stolen car driven by the outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after they were killed in a hail of bullets from a police ambush in 1934 will be sold to the highest bidder on Saturday, Feb. 2, by Mayo Auction & Realty. The Bonnie and Clyde […]

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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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  • 14
    Jan

Winchester 1886 by Turnbull Makes the Case for Restoring Antique Rifles

I have been in the firearms business my entire career. And for as long as I can remember, it has been taboo to refinish American-made guns. For every original gun I’ve seen, there’s also been a version with refinished wood, re-blued metal or a chopped off stock. Unfortunately, the work was poor and the lost […]

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  • 3
    Jan

Under-Valued Sports History: Collecting Vintage Game Day Programs

Throughout the history of sports, the game day program has connected fans to their team and has served as a permanent archival recording that the event took place. Regardless of sport, the program and its accompanying score or roster card have become a common staple of souvenir for fan and collector alike. As with any […]

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