You’ve had questions about identification, authentication and other memorabilia-related topics and David Cycleback is answering them.
The Famous Old West artist had deep roots with Yale and his work offers a window to 19th century college football.
Early printers discovered lithography could print on many different surfaces. Get a look at some examples you may have seen on vintage sports memorabilia.
Flexichromes, blue photos and why Old Judges were so special to early collectors.
Simple tips on factors that can help authenticate game cards, signed prints, antique paintings and more.
Simple tips for identifying Harper’s Woodcuts, advertising signs, glassine envelopes and even sports memorabilia made with gold, diamonds, pearls and more.
A few simple authenticatiion tips to help collectors identify silver, gutta percha, leather and the jewels on championship rings.
David Cycleback has some advice for collectors that’s great for beginners and a good reminder to anyone ready to spend money on the hobby.
Early baseball photographers had wilder imaginations than you might expect. A look at some of the techniques used to produce those memorable images.
David Cycleback examines three unique sports photographs, famous for the use of what were revolutionary techniques.
Baseball card advertising pieces are as collectible as the cards themselves.
David Cycleback offers a primer on wirephotos, which have a fascinating history but are often misidentified.
A few tips and complete guide for collectors of ad signs, posters and other antique prints.
A look at several vintage sports cards that are much harder to locate than the fabled T206 Honus Wagner.
Learn how to identify everything from glass to metals to cloth in sports collectibles and other items.
A look at collotype, gravure, serigraphy and other printing processes used in vintage sports cards and memorabilia.
A look at the work of one of the most collected early 1900s sports photographers.
Used extensively on sports cards and memorabilia more than a century ago, color lithography was responsible for some striking cards and ads.
Learn about many standard types of glass you’ll find in some sports memorabilia, including lead crystal, cobalt, milk glass and blown glass.