When it comes to collecting, few preach the gospel better than Matt Roblez. The engineer from Salt Lake City has filled his home with all types of sports memorabilia and wants more. He can’t get enough of the stuff–and the stories behind them.
It wouldn’t be possible to show you everything he owns in one newspaper article, but between the story and the accompanying photos in the Deseret News, you get a pretty good idea.
The Chicago White Sox don’t just hold once a year ‘garage sales’ allowing fans and collectors a chance to buy game-worn or game-used items, leftover programs, bobbleheads and other items. They hold them fairly often.
WGN-TV dropped by their latest event, held last week. The video is below. If you can’t see it, click here.
The Detroit Red Wings are holding an equipment and memorabilia sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, MI.
Game-worn jerseys from this season along with some leftovers from last season available, including jerseys from the alumni team at Hockeytown Winter Festival.
Game-used sticks, skates, gloves and helmet visors are among the other items up for grabs.
Thank you, person who decided not to throw away their unused season ticket booklet after the 1951 San Francisco Giants season.
Somewhere in there is a ticket to the game in which Willie Mays belted his first big league home run. It popped up on eBay and sold over the weekend. The selling price doesn’t seem unreasonable.
Next time you ship those baseball cards and a self addressed, stamped envelope off to a player, coach or manager asking for an autograph, make sure you’ve got the right guy.
Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson told a local media outlet he gets 100 autograph requests per year intended for…you guessed it…former San Francisco Giants’ second baseman Robby Thompson.