The value of sports memorabilia wasn't on the radar when John Engel received a box of items from a neighbor in the late 1960s. Inside the box of clothes and other items were two baseballs signed by members of the Milwaukee Braves a few years earlier. They had belonged to the woman's son who had grown up and was serving in the U.S. military in Vietnam. While Engel … [Read more...] about Signed Baseballs Back with Vietnam Vet
We might feel that way sometimes, but no one really needs a baseball card collection. It's why when times start to get tough, basic necessities come first. Like radar, sports card shops can sometimes tell when bad economic conditions are approaching. Business starts to drop off and those looking to turn their cardboard into cash come streaming in. The recent recession … [Read more...] about Are Card Shops a Recession Barometer?