One often hears the word provenance in context of the the fine art world, such as with the sale of a Rembrandt or Renoir painting, while the topic is often idly dismissed or ignored by sports memorabilia collectors. However, provenance should also be an important consideration for collectors of sports collectables, memorabilia and even trading cards. This column is a look at … [Read more...] about Keep the Receipt: The Importance of Provenance in Collecting
It's not often a nearly 100 year-old jersey makes it's way into the marketplace, let alone one from John McGraw's New York Giants. The provenance on this one seems airtight but the identity of who originally donned it seems to be a mystery. … [Read more...] about It’s a 1907 Giants’ jersey…but who’s Mo Gitolly?