During the 1996-1997 season, the National Basketball Association celebrated its 50th anniversary by getting behind a new piece of autographed memorabilia. Sam Battistone, founder of Field of Dreams and Dreams Inc. and former owner of the Utah Jazz, got together with NBA Commissioner David Stern to create and produce the “NBA Fifty Greatest Players” lithograph. The … [Read more...] about Signed NBA Collage Will Aid Retired Players
When the Minnesota Twins opened their new ballpark this year, every 'first' was recorded and virtually every piece of significant memorabilia from the first game was preserved. Teams are much more conscious about being caretakers these days and very well in tune with the potential market for such items. That wasn't always the case. In 1961, when the team first took up … [Read more...] about Did Fan Snare 1st Ball From Old Met Stadium?
It looks like a sweater someone might have worn on a yacht. To hockey historians, though, it's a prized piece of NHL history. A 'barber-pole' style 1920s Ottawa Senators jersey, worn by the player who won the first-ever Hart and Lady Byng trophies, sold for over $33,000 in Classic Auctions' recent catalog sale. Originally donned by Frank Nighbor, the jersey represents … [Read more...] about 1920s NHL Jersey Brings $33,000
They used to be scribbled on a little piece of paper and tossed out. Now, some lineup cards are works of art and collectors sometimes have to battle players for the one from the dugout. … [Read more...] about Lineup cards popular with players & collectors