SCP Auctions will sell off thousands of items from long time collector John W. Hamilton’s Newport Sports Museum in southern California. The collection of memorabilia, much of it obtained directly from the athletes represented, will be broken up and sold through four upcoming auctions. SCP Auctions calls the quality and magnitude of what’s been inside the museum … [Read more...] about Museum’s Collection to be Sold at Auction
A lot of books have been written about baseball cards. How did you get a publisher interested and what was that process like? DJ: The book came about in an unusual way. It was actually the idea of my terrific editor at Grove/Atlantic, Jamison Stoltz, to write a popular history of baseball cards. Jamison (who, yes, shares a very similar name with me) had read a piece I’d … [Read more...] about Q&A With Mint Condition Author Dave Jamieson
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?