The National Sports Collectors Convention brings more than 100 athletes under one roof over five days; here’s a rundown of who’s coming and what to expect.
Michael Sam made his debut on the sports signing circuit in Chicago, leaving fans and himself impressed with the proceedings.
While prices are going up at thrift stores, you can still find signed bargains that have slipped through the cracks. Two recent finds included a charity event-signed piece by five star athletes and a Barry Bonds litho.
Legendary Dodgers player, coach and Hall of Fame star Tommy Lasorda along with current Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, pitcher Kenley Jansen and former Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees star Darryl Strawberry will appear during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, running from Sept. 26-28.
Authenticators and sellers targeted by the FBI for forgeries and frauds are still finding their way onto online marketplace sites, including eBay. Check out the lists of who’s not allowed on eBay and other who should be on the list.
The line “If you build it, they will come” is from”‘Field of Dreams” but it also applies to corporate events and the legendary ballplayers they attract. And even while they are paid handsomely to be there, that doesn’t mean they will cater to the fans.
The following are the rules for the NFL Auction Trivia Contest running in Sports Collectors Digest.
Mastro Auctions will kick off 2009 with a February Classic Collector auction loaded with a wide variety of sports and Americana items. The sale will begin on Feb. 16 and conclude on Feb. 25 and 26. The Classic Collector auction will feature more than 1,600 lots, each with an opening bid of $100.
When it comes to landing some missing pieces in the collection, like Bob Cousy, sometimes it’s just easier to bite the bullet and head to eBay.
The Detroit Red Wings can be grouped into an elite class with teams such as the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. All are very successful franchises that have had their fair share of wins, but what puts them into the same class is for the headaches they can bring collectors.
For the past decade, these teams have consistently been extremely difficult to obtain signatures from for collectors across the country. In Minnesota, we experienced that with the toughest team in the NHL to chase, the Detroit Red Wings. We walked away with some of the stars, but it still took many tries to collect what we did.