Sports Memorabilia

The sport of collectibles

New York Daily News
BY TOM VAN RIPER
DAILY NEWS WRITER
August 23, 2005

“To Brandon Steiner, building a valuable portfolio in sports memorabilia means following your heart.

‘The key to collecting is to get what you love, then expand from there,’ said Steiner, who in 1987 turned his personal passion for autographs, photos and game-used equipment into Steiner Sports. It is a leading dealer in the area that has a multi-year partnership to market Yankee memorabilia.

…”Vintage is better than current market,” Schagrin said, noting that teams chasing every last dollar of revenue routinely pour commemorative tickets and trinkets into the marketplace after a championship.”

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Baseball Memorabilia

Louisville Slugger signed by ‘Shoeless’ Joe gets highest bid at auction

SI.com – MLB
Saturday November 6, 2004

“LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville Slugger signed by ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson sold for $137,500 Saturday at a memorabilia auction held at the museum where the bats are made.
Cracked on the handle and worn on the barrel, the bat, made in 1910 or 1911, has Jackson’s signature along the hitting area in bold ink.”

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Sports Memorabilia

The Deck is stacked

Northwest Indiana News: nwitimes.com – News:
Sports Memorabilia
Ken Karrson / Times Sports Writer

“Some people never forgave the move. For sure, no one has ever forgotten it.
When the Upper Deck Co. burst onto the trading card scene in 1989, it did so with a shocking concept: 99-cent wax packs. What now stands as an act of nostalgic proportions was a revolutionary idea back then — and not warmly received by much of the collecting public, which was used to paying about half that amount for a pack of cards.”

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