Score TDs with QBs’ Memorabilia
Throughout its illustrious history, the NFL has brought fans some exciting superstar quarterbacks. I’ve already devoted articles to a few of them (Favre, the Mannings), but I thought it would be a good idea to give tribute to some of those I’ve yet to touch on. The quarterback is arguably the most important player on […]
Collecting Baseball Cards: 1948 Bowman Baseball Card Set
For the baseball card industry, 1948 is considered the start of the modern or post-war era of baseball card collecting. The Bowman Gum Company of Philadelphia, Pa., premiered a set of 48 baseball cards via packs sold with bubble gum. The 1948 Bowman set was issued as a black & white set and the size […]
Sports Dealers: Turn Maelstrom to Money
It seems you can’t go five minutes without hearing the doom-and-gloom talk about our economy. Companies are going out of business. Workers are getting laid off. And consumer spending is plummeting. This begs the question—what do these poor economic times mean for the typical sports-collectibles enthusiast? To begin, it’s important to define who is your […]
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.