You can collect his cards (which are smoking hot right now), his autographs (still pretty pricey) or his store bought shoes (a totally different market). Andrew Goldberg collects Michael Jordan ticket stubs.
The Chicago native and Miami-based marketing consultant grew up watching Jordan and even went to a few games but it wasn’t until adulthood that he started chasing them as the focus of his collection. Jordan played in over 1,200 games and Goldberg has tickets or stubs from about 69 percent of those games. Counting duplicates, he owns over 3,000 Jordan tickets.
He talked with Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Kaduk about the collection–and the chase.
Wax Pack by Brad Balukjian is now the #1 best selling baseball book on Amazon. Bob D’Angelo chatted with him earlier this year about the book, which turned a 1986 Topps pack into a road trip during which he told the stories of the players inside–and much more.
The San Francisco Giants have a 5,000 square-foot building devoted to the team’s collection of memorabilia and artifacts and they’re now making some of it available to view online.
The artifacts run the gamut–from a 19th century letter related to the team’s founding to items from their recent championships. Eventually, some items will be shown off inside Oracle Park but for now, you can take a peek at a gallery of a few of the more interesting pieces on the team’s website.