Three Players Whose Collectibles Are Benefiting from Their Hot Starts
Every year, the first half of the baseball season showcases some amazing starts from a few players. Newspapers, sports talk radio and the Internet become inundated with conversation about the player and speculation as to whether he can continue the historic pace he has set. Statisticians try to project his first half numbers over an entire season to see if he will break any records.
Baseball Collectibles And Fun: DHL All-Star FanFest
I’m not someone who follows baseball religiously or follows a season with bated breath. But I’ve always had a love of the game, its sincere players, rascals, larger-than-life stories and its culture of creating history through attractive collectibles and rediscovering history through antiques. So shooting the DHL Fan Fest with a total enthusiast like Dan was incredibly fun.
DHL All-Star FanFest -DRAFT by Matt Kohn
I’m not someone who follows baseball religiously, or follows a season with baited breath. But I’ve always had a love of the game, it’s sincere players, it’s rascals, it’s larger than life stories, and it’s culture of creating history through attractive collectibles and rediscovering history through antiques.
Thurman Munson, a Yankees Legend Remembered
I’m just back from the DHL All-Star FanFest in New York City where I spent a day with cameraman Matt Kohn shooting video about antiques and collectibles for the WorthPoint site. Besides baseball, my other passion is collecting, buying and selling antiques and collectibles. I love the excitement of a live auction, and as a baseball diehard, the FanFest was a match made in heaven.
Yankee Stadium Swan Song Great for Collectibles
Yankee Stadium will bid baseball fans farewell by hosting at least one last spectacle—the 2008 All-Star Game. Slated for July 15, the star-filled contest includes a popular fan festival featuring a slew of collectibles ranging from high-priced autographed items dating back decades to more modern memorabilia.
Baseball Collectibles Can Benefit from Media Hype
The baseball-card market can be difficult to predict sometimes. (click here to read about investing in baseball cards.) Sure, factors such as a player’s statistics, team popularity and the card’s age all play a role in determining a collectible’s value, but sometimes cards become hot for other reasons. Collectibles may go hot because of media hype.
You Can’t Take It With You
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Six, even seven days a week, Chris Lucero waits at the door of his South Broadway collectibles shop surrounded by vintage fishing lures, miles from the nearest mountain stream.
Waiting for customers. Waiting for dialysis. Waiting for the day—perhaps soon—when his body won’t allow him to wait any longer.
FBI Internet Alert: Be Wary of Autographed Collectibles
Autographed collectibles are a staple in most sports memorabilia collections. They are valuable, and they hold personal meaning for the collector. However, there is a dark underbelly to the world of autographed collectibles, and the FBI wants you to be aware of it. According to the bureau, 70% of all autographed sports memorabilia sold over the Internet are fake.