Collecting Baseball Memorabilia: A Handbook

Collecting Baseball Memorabilia: A Handbook

by Dan Zachofsky, Duke Snider
     
 

At an auction that followed the 1998 season, a single baseball sold for more than $3 million. Around the country, hats, bats, cards, jerseys and photos have likewise sold for hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars, and posh auction houses like Sotheby's in New York have become familiar venues to dealers and private collectors. And with the mounting

Overview

At an auction that followed the 1998 season, a single baseball sold for more than $3 million. Around the country, hats, bats, cards, jerseys and photos have likewise sold for hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars, and posh auction houses like Sotheby's in New York have become familiar venues to dealers and private collectors. And with the mounting number of challenges to the game's most honored records and the passing of some of its most beloved and recognizable names, baseball memorabilia is increasingly in demand.

This book instructs both the hardened hobbyist and the uninitiated in the best ways to obtain autographed baseball memorabilia, providing insider information on making person-to-person and mail requests, purchasing from dealers and online auctions, and trading and networking with other collectors. The author also suggests a step-by-step approach to designing displays and building specialized, meaningful collections, ranging from the conventional (Hall of Fame autographs) to the unusual (players' handwritten responses to survey questions).

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
delivers what it promises...a must-buy
Public Library Quarterly
informative
Sports Collectors Digest
this book is one of the best in the business

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786407613
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Broward County, Florida, educator Dan Zachofsky was named as the state's Teacher of the Year in 1994. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he has been a passionate collector of baseball memorabilia for nearly three decades. He is also the author of October Baseball: Ballplayers Discuss Postseason Play (2005) and Idols of the Spring: Baseball Interviews About Preseason Training (2001).

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