A trip to Israel showcases differences in sports, from type, popularity and adulation to autographs and trading cards. Ross Forman explains.
In a sale live now and ending Dec. 9, Steiner Sports is offering the Deacon Jones Collection, including individual championship rings and awards, along with 63 items in the Mariano Rivera Farewell Collection.
When it comes to professional athletes and autographs, there no better venues than the practice rounds of major golf tournaments. The recent PGA Championship proved to be a collector’s dream for autographs. This is a one-day tale of three kids and more than 200 signatures.
Signing autographs but not veal cutlets – a great American pastime that is as old as the game itself. Here are some quotes about the hobby from some of the game’s elite.
In response from a TJ Schwartz column on getting some of his first autographs, readers have shared their own stories, which range from Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle to Danny Ainge and even Ronald McDonald. Feel free to share some of your own.
If conducting a charity event, don’t think you are “too small” to ask professional athletes for signed items that can be used as auction items. Many athletes are only too happy to comply.
PSA/DNA sees hundreds of signed items on a daily basis, so they know what counterfeiters and the unaware are trying to pass into the marketplace. The company has released the Top 5 sports and celebrity signatures who are most likely to end up in the “not good” category.
A dealer is sought out by collector to buy items all of the time. However, few collectors accurately know what similar items are selling for. A little education and research go a long way.
Harmon Killebrew, the legendary Minnesota Twins slugger, defined ‘gentleman’ and provided my mom with a great keepsake.
When players retire, it seems one of the places their replica jerseys turn up at is in thrift stores. You can usually pick these up for under $10 and they make for perfect items to try and get signed.