It doesn’t matter if your collection is almost as old as you are or if it’s an acquired taste.
Not everything in the sports collecting industry deals with government investigations and big bucks auctions.
Often, the good PR comes courtesy of small-town newspapers.
The Shelby (NC) Star profiled a local collector who retired from the Army and now gets to pursue his hobby all day.
Rodney Spencer’s collection numbers in the hundreds of thousands of items.
Meanwhile, they’ve got an actual sports collecting club at one of the nation’s biggest retirement communities with a small, but active group that includes Sandy Robins, who has the ultimate triple header. A mom who never threw anything out, a nice collection and–a supportive wife.
The Villages’ online publication chatted with him about collecting back in the 1940s and 50s.