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
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The will to win has been an intangible that experts have attempted to quantify for decades in an effort to recognize toughness, perseverance and the ability to do whatever it takes to succeed. Some players have it, others lack it—but it’s not a trait you can often label with a number grade. Every once in a while, a player comes along that redefines this mold, setting a new … [Read more...] about Sir Hit-a-Lott: 4 Iconic Ronnie Lott Cards That Don’t Punish Your Wallet
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?
This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles written by readers who tell the stories of the sports memorabilia they collect. I became a die-hard 49ers fan as an eight-year-old boy in Oregon in the late 60’s and watching my Sunday football heroes like John Brodie, Gene Washington, Dave Wilcox and so many more. Over the years I’ve collected literally … [Read more...] about What I Collect: 49ers Pennant Collection Opens Doors to Team History
This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles written by readers who tell the stories of the sports memorabilia they collect and why. More than 62 years ago, I was 12-years old and I spotted my hero, San Francisco 49ers running back Hugh "The King" McElhenny outside Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. I saw him getting into a pink Cadillac, … [Read more...] about What I Collect: Martin Jacobs, King of 49ers Memorabilia, Memories
With just days left before the NFL crowns its new champion, America’s mind is on football. That goes for Memory Lane Inc. as well. The company has once again gathered hundreds of high-grade, rare football cards and memorabilia for its special Big Game Auction, a once a year football-only event set to open this week and conclude Saturday, February 5, the night before Super … [Read more...] about Rare Championship Awards, High-Grade Cards Highlight Football Only Auction