He never knew his fellow Limestone High alumnus would turn into a slugger with Hall of Fame type credentials, but one Illinois man started his Jim Thome collection early. Now, it’s the focal point of his passion for baseball memorabilia.
We collect different players for different reasons. Some are childhood favorites, others represent our own values. Some are seen as wise investments.
For one northern Illinois collector, a hometown hero provides the focus and he knows his stuff. Just don’t ask him where he lives…or his last name.