The increasing interest and spiking values of sports cards and memorabilia over the last 12 months has been a boom for insurance companies too. “Our activity is at a level that I have not seen in the 28 years I’ve been in the insurance industry,” said Thomas S. Finkelmeier Jr., whose company specializes in insuring sports collectibles, told Sportico's Michael McCann for this … [Read more...] about Notes: Insurance Interest Climbing; Dodgers Gold Jersey Auction; Kobe’s Last Day Autograph Session
The National Sports Collectors Convention is exploring other options for its 2022 event now that the I-X Center is shutting down, but a lot can change between now and then. The NSCC could opt for moving the show out of Cleveland entirely, but the city owns the facility and will be exploring options in the weeks and months ahead since it’s coming off the tax rolls. … [Read more...] about Notes: NSCC in 2022; Beckett-Insurance Partnership; Messi Rookie Auction, More
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 Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley Why should you worry about insuring sports memorabilia you own? Because the biggest threat to your collection of baseball cards, signed footballs or basketballs and game jerseys is not that your wife or significant other will clean out the home office and throw them away. You also have to worry about fire, theft and even water or other damage to … [Read more...] about Tips for Insuring Sports Memorabilia
What do Jackie Robinson's life insurance, Reggie Jackson's World Series tickets and Ty Cobb's heating bill have in common? … [Read more...] about Check, Please: Baseball Hall of Famer Autographs on Block
Former Penn State and Seattle Seahawks' running back Curt Warner is suing his insurance man over football memorabilia he lost in a fire at his home last year. … [Read more...] about Warner Sues Over Memorabilia Loss
The man who owned a famous set of 1970s Andy Warhol athlete portraits--signed by the subjects--has cancelled his insurance claim. … [Read more...] about Easy Come, Easy Go: $25 Million in Signed Sports Art