With the World Series opening up Tuesday night, MLB authenticators will get busy tagging anything and everything that’s game-used. Even the champagne bottles from the winning team’s locker room.
The magnitude of the games means there will be heightened interest–and value–in what’s used. What happens to most of it is up to the teams.
Authenticators generally have a law enforcement background and appear at every MLB game throughout the season.
Shira Springer of NPR/WBUR put together a nice piece on how they go about it. You can read–or listen–here.
There was more hobby talk on a cable news financial show Monday morning. A week after Fox Business showcased REA’s current auction, CNBC’s Squawk Box had Topps’ General Manager David Leiner on for a brief segment on the card market and his company.
Oh…and then there was this little exchange on Twitter…
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) October 22, 2018
Just in time for the World Series, Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner are doing an autograph signing this week.
It’s too late to send your stuff to Steiner Sports, but you can order a photo (and other items) from the infamous 1986 “little roller” play here.