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.
Baseball Collectibles—Relic Cards Carry History
The baseball-card collectibles market has undergone major changes in recent years. The ups and downs of the market have made it difficult for some collectors to make wise investments. While some cards may not be worth as much as they used to be, many card companies are doing their part to provide some valuable collectibles in their sets. One highly coveted card is the relic card.
Kate Moss, Latin Art, a Gold Rush Coin, & Insuring Collectibles
In eccentric collectibles, model Kate Moss drops a hair extension in Berlin that results in bids on eBay and in fine art, a contested painting sets a new record for a Latin work. Iowan floods that brought the heartbreaking loss of a baseball legend’s memorabilia prompts an article on sports collectibles insurance, a Gold Rush-era coin is put on display, and a doll hits the big screen.
Baseball Stamps Make Home-Run Collectibles
Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out with the crowd. You know the rest of the words, right? Well, did you know this song is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008? And what better way to celebrate this staple of the American pastime than by commemorating it with a U.S. postage stamp that’s sure to a sports collectibles hit?
Bratner How to Trade
With the spring season coming to an end, there is no better time to do some cleaning of your baseball-card collection. Admit it, you have a few cards that you don’t like, don’t want and don’t need. Remember, the best collections are the ones that are focused and organized so the occasional spring-cleaning is necessary for the appearance of your set.
At ballparks throughout the country, bobblehead collectibles are given out to fans who show up early. For instance, this year the Houston Astros will be giving out baseball bobbleheads of two local legends, Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell.