He sold plenty of boxes, singles and sets during the hobby’s explosive days more than two decades ago but today, buying and selling vintage cards is a big part of Jeff Jackson’s business.
A collector for over 30 years, Jackson operates JJ’s Antiques, Toys & Baseball Cards in Red Lion, PA. He’s bought and sold some big ticket cards over the years and still owns a lot of them. His total inventory? About 15 million cards.
He talked about the hobby, his shop and his own collection with the York Daily Record.
Unfortunately this story probably isn’t unique, but it’s still worth reading. Back in the 1980s, a young kid who lived in Florida collected hundreds of autographs during spring training. Then he decided to start faking them himself—and selling them through someone in Connecticut.
Selling a lot of them.
Nerdist.com has Jake Selwyn’s ‘Confessions of an Eighth Grade Forgery Expert”.
So many tributes to Muhammad Ali over the weekend, but most had nothing to do with his career in the ring. Rather, they spoke of his kindness; little gestures of good works that he practiced over and over again.
Even in later years when his disease had robbed him of his physical abilities, Ali was still sharp enough to spot an opportunity to make someone happy, such as when he took a break at an autograph session and surprised a couple of youngsters who were just watching.