You’ve got Cooperstown. Canton. Springfield. Toronto. You can find a little of each one in Boca Raton, Fla. That’s where Joel Platt resides. He’s the owner of the Sports Immortals Museum, which houses Platt’s multi-million dollar collection of sports memorabilia.
Featuring items from what is often referred to as the largest collection of sports mementos in the world, visitors who pay the $10 admission can gaze on the one-of-kind exhibits of the greatest athletes history has ever known. The Sports Immortals Showcase Museum provides video presentations and unique displays.
It’s a huge place but then, it has to be. Platt’s collection is nothing short of overpowering in its scope. He’s been at it for decades, ever since a childhood accident left him bed-ridden and his parents bought him thousands of baseball cards to take his mind to another place. After his wounds healed, he kept collecting and got more aggressive as time went on.
Sports Immortals is a tourist attraction. See the photos and read more about it here.