Persistence and patience can often pay off for collectors. It certainly did for Martin Jacobs and now he owns a piece of historic football memorabilia he’d all but given up on. Jacobs owns an extensive collection of San Francisco 49ers memorabilia and has published books about the team’s history, sometimes through the eyes of game-worn jerseys, game-used footballs and other … [Read more...] about Never Give Up: Hall of Famer’s Jersey Surfaces 17 Years Later
Collectors who’ve been waiting for 2021-22 Upper Deck Hockey will have to be a little more patient for Series 1 to arrive, but the company says it’s now being printed. On Thursday, they offered the checklist for the popular Young Guns insert set. Among the highlights are Montreal Canadiens standout Cole Caufield and Anaheim’s Trevor Zegras, who also appear on the … [Read more...] about Notes: Young Guns Checklist; More on eBay Guarantee; O’Ree Retirement Jersey Auction; 49ers Collector
Collector and long-time historian Martin Jacobs has a new book devoted to one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. “The King: Hugh McElhenny, a San Francisco 49ers Legend” draws on Jacobs’ own collection of photographs and memorabilia—and his long-time friendship with the Hall of Famer. The 300-page book includes 297 photos of McElhenny’s life and career … [Read more...] about “The King”: Collector Martin Jacobs’ New Book on Hugh McElhenny
Goldin Auctions says it just sold one of the 23 1997 Upper Deck Game Used Jersey autograph cards for $425,000. The private sale eclipsed the previous record of $420,000 set in late August of this year. One of the earliest pack-pulled autograph cards, it card features a blue signature of Jordan and a large piece of his game jersey. One of the most sought-after Jordan … [Read more...] about Notes: Record Price for Jordan Card; Ripken SUV Sold; New Kezar Book; NFL ‘Crucial Catch’ Auctions
The 1974-75 Conn Smythe Trophy awarded to Philadelphia Flyers goalie Bernie Parent sold for $53,171 late Tuesday night as Classic Auctions wrapped up its Spring Auction. Parent won the Vezina and Conn Smythe trophies in both 1974 and 1975, leading the Flyers to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. The 13-inch trophy was the top selling item in the auction, which … [Read more...] about Notes: Classic Auction Nets $1.35 Million; NHL Bag Auction; Kezar Memories
Sometimes the best jerseys aren’t always those worn by the biggest names. San Francisco 49ers super collector Martin Jacobs has spent a good chunk of his life tracking down game-worn gear and he’s just acquired a rare jersey once worn a man who played a role in one of the weirdest plays in football history. If you’ve watched the Niners play, you may have seen them wear … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Niners Jersey a Rare Piece from a Memorable Player
One of the best things about collecting sports memorabilia is that you don’t have to be wealthy to own things that have great stories behind them. Sure, it’s nice to be able to afford a high-grade Mickey Mantle rookie card or one of Ty Cobb’s old bats but even decades-old relics can sometimes be acquired for a pretty modest investment. If you know sports history, … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: At Quarterback for the 49ers, Number 16…Arnie Galiffa?
Sometimes the best memorabilia—and the best stories—have nothing to do with what we often consider the best players. You won’t find Neill “Wild Horse” Sheridan’s plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He spent 11 years (1943-54) in the Pacific Coast League, playing in 1,446 games, driving in 516 runs and hitting a respectable but hardly eye-popping 94 career … [Read more...] about Home Run Legend’s Jersey Finds a Home