Tag Archives: Baseball

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Baseball Press Pins By Jeff Figler One of the rarest, and collectible, of all baseball items is the press pin. There are many sports collectors who are not even familiar with what a press pin is. Actually, as the words imply, it is a pin given to a member of the press, presumably covering a […]

Baseball World Series

Baseball World Series

History and Collectibles By Marshall Fogel and James Dahlen Photos by James Dahlen At the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, more than 40 million people tuned in to watch the Chicago Cubs end their 108-year World Series hiatus by beating the Cleveland Indians. Since 1903, the baseball season has culminated with a […]

Evel Knievel, Olga Korbut Memorabilia Headline February Heritage Platinum Night Sports Auction

DALLAS, Texas (February 3, 2017) – Heritage Auctions will burnish its reputation as the leading purveyor of direct-from-the-source sports collectibles in its upcoming Platinum Night Auction with its presentation of personal keepsakes from 1970s sports icons Evel Knievel and Olga Korbut, whose memorabilia is expected to realize six-figure returns in an event expected to soar […]

Vintage Cards Shine in Memory Lane's "I Own it Now" Sale

Buyers circled around some high-grade legends in the event that gives collectors the chance to secure some high-end items at a set price or roll the dice and wait to make an offer. TUSTIN, CA–A 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Babe Ruth graded PSA 8 sold for $53,000 in Memory Lane’s recently concluded I Own It […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Mickey Mantle rookie card, $501,900, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps rookie baseball card, graded in Near Mint to Mint 8 condition, sold for $501,900 at a Platinum Night Sports Event held Feb. 20-21 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York City. Also, a 1955 Topps Roberto […]

Gavels n Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $400,950, Goldin Auctions

Gavels n Paddles: 1952 Mickey Mantle card, $400,950, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle rookie baseball card, graded PSA NM-MT 8 (one of the 30 best graded versions of this card) sold for $400,950 (a record price for a Mantle card at auction) at a Summer Live Premium Auction held July 31 […]

Repurposed Sports Equipment

Repurposed Sports Equipment

If you are the creative type and like to work with your hands, there are many websites to find creative ideas.  The images below are repurposed sports equipment from Pinterest and other sites. If you would like to share your repurposed or upcycled ideas, email Robin at editorial@journalofantiques.com.       Repurposed Sports Equipment Related […]

Introduction to Sports Memorabilia Collecting 101

Introduction to Sports Memorabilia Collecting 101

By Michael Osacky Pricing vintage sports collectibles is very similar to other categories of antiques. It’s all about condition, condition, condition. Vintage baseball, football, and basketball cards (1870-1970) typically hold the most value. Two things happened in the 1970’s that made cards from the 1970’s to current nearly worthless. First, the technology that the printer’s […]

Collecting in the Big League

Collecting in the Big League

Advice for the Investor Collector from Marshall Fogel In an interview with JOA Publisher Maxine Carter-Lome, Marshall Fogel offers serious collectors advice for building a major league baseball collection In the world of baseball, there is probably no more enviable private collection than that owned by Marshall Fogel. It’s as legendary among sports collectors as […]

Publisher's Corner: August 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

Thank You, Mickey! When I was selling off my grandfather’s autographs, by far the most popular items – in terms of interest and value – came from his sports collection of signed photos, programs, letters, signature cuts, and baseball cards. The majority of the autographs in his sports collection he solicited personally, at games, sports […]