Dan Adams admits he is a storyteller. But even this tale is hard to believe — until you see the treasure trove of baseball memorabilia the Florida resident found nearly 50 years ago. Adams, who has been a comedian, musician, charter boat captain and cruise ship event planner during his eclectic career, found more than 600 autographs of baseball stars — clear, neatly penned … [Read more...] about Retired Charter Boat Captain Reeled In Treasure Trove Of Baseball Memorabilia
A $200 investment in some World Series programs back in 1978 turned out to be a stellar investment for a Canadian collector. Owen Ricker, now 76, was visiting Los Angeles 38 years ago when he stopped into a book store and asked if they had any baseball-related items. At first, the answer seemed to be no but a check with the store owner produced a small stack of programs and … [Read more...] about 1978 Book Store Find Yielded Baseball History…and Big Profit
Some news and notes to close out the week: Leaf Trading Cards is suing the Industry Summit, the annual Las Vegas confab of hobby manufacturers, distributors and shop owners as well as ten ‘John Does’ he believes may have conspired to keep him out. It seems after paying nearly $10,000, Leaf owner Brian Gray’s payment was refunded and he was asked to take a “sabbatical”. … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Leaf vs Summit, Leaf’s New Golf Product, Harbaugh’s Game Worn Pants, Feller vs Satch
by Jeff Johnson Signed programs are a fairly inexpensive way to create a collection that's more than just eye candy, incorporating a bit of history with a traditional collecting staple. Current game programs are something you can buy at nearly any game in any sport– usually for around $5.00. Programs are a unique collectible in that, like tickets, they are a way to … [Read more...] about Signed Programs: Underrated?