Is this Decoy Real?
How Can You Tell If Decoys Are Real?
By Laura Collum
People who come in my shop look at all the decoys and often ask, “How can you tell if they are real?” Apart from the metaphysical question, what people mean by that is “are they old and were they really used as duck hunting decoys?”
Fans Go Batty for Lousiville Slugger Museum
Editor’s Note: Some of the most sought-after collectibles are sports related. And near the top of that list are Louisville Sluggers. Here is a look at a museum dedicated to the official bat of Major League Baseball.
1972 Dolphins: Collectibles from a Perfect Season
Football fans know who the 1972 Dolphins are. They are the only team to complete a perfect season culminating in a Super Bowl win. Other teams have accomplished perfect regular seasons, but they’ve always fallen short in the playoffs (see the New England Patriots of last year.)
Buy “Cinderella” Rays Collectibles Now
Since their inception in 1998, the Tampa Bay Rays have suffered through some of the worst seasons in MLB history. Not a good record for collectibles. Every year, the team would finish with one of the worst records in the entire league. It seemed the franchise would never be able to turn things around.
Third-Party Sports Card Grading and Its Effect on Value
The grading of sports cards has become a widely accepted method for verifying a card’s condition and authenticity. Grading was first introduced to the hobby in 1991 by Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) of Newport Beach, Calif. PSA is a company spun off from Professional Coin Grading Service.