Who says no one writes letters anymore? The simple act of grabbing a pencil and putting words on paper has turned a young boy’s despair into some moments he’ll never forget. Loren Smith, a nine-year-old Oakland A’s fan was feeling low after a wildfire destroyed his family’s home and with it, all of his baseball cards and autographs. "The day after the fire, … [Read more...] about Collecting Community, Teams Go to Bat for Young Fire Victim
Among the thousands of homes destroyed by the fires in Northern California last week was one occupied by an avid young fan of the Oakland Athletics. Nine-year-old Loren Jade Smith of Santa Rosa is safe, but heartbroken over the loss of his collection of A’s baseball cards and memorabilia. The youngster wrote the team a letter which was posted on the website of … [Read more...] about Nine-Year-Old A’s Fan Saddened by Loss of Cards, Autographs in Fire
Are you in the market for insurance for your sports cards or memorabilia? What's the best way to make sure the valuable assets are documented? Are you aware that you will most likely have to first pay a deductible before the insurance kicks in to cover the rest of your collection? Let's face it. A fire or other calamity could wipe out your entire collection. It doesn't paint a … [Read more...] about Thinking About Insuring Your Collection?
by Keith Neuhart Basketball Cards are on FIRE! Here in our little piece of Heaven, (Delaware, Ohio) we sell very little basketball. Football is by far our biggest seller, followed by baseball, while basketball is a distant third and hockey is almost non-existent. However, there is one trend I am beginning to notice, and I have began to move some store funds into some … [Read more...] about What’s Hot in the Shop: Basketball Cards