It's Hall of Fame voting season in the baseball world. A good rule of thumb in collecting is that anytime a player is enshrined, the price of their memorabilia will go up. There are exceptions to this of course. One exception is a player almost entirely forgotten by modern fans, one who didn't even make the Pre Integration Era ballot this year, but one who was celebrated as … [Read more...] about 19th Century Star Barnes Popular with Collectors
Antiques Roadshow kicked off its new season Monday night with a segment about a previously unknown collection of 19th century baseball memorabilia we wrote about last year. For insurance purposes, PBS officials offered a $1 million estimate when they announced the show’s taping last year, but it’s unlikely they would sell for that much at auction. The segment was taped on … [Read more...] about What is PBS Baseball Memorabilia Find Really Worth?
The owner of a collection of early professional baseball memorabilia could be cashing in after a visit to the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow”. The collection of autographs and rare images of the Boston Red Stockings dates from the 1870s. For insurance purposes, PBS says the collection was appraised at $1 million but while rare and unique, it seems unlikely the collection … [Read more...] about Rare 19th Century Baseball Memorabilia Uncovered on Antiques Roadshow
The Chicago Cubs become the first major league franchise to reach 20,000 regular season games when they lost to the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field Saturday night. Cubs players and field staff wore patches with a unique "20,000th Game" logo to commemorate the milestone. The game-used jerseys with the "20,000th Game" logo will be available to fans via the … [Read more...] about Cubs Will Sell 20,000th Game Jerseys