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Brought to you by Kellogg’s 3-D Super Star’s card set, as told by Scott Ferkovich on The National Pastime Museum site. I have a set of these in a footlocker up in the attic. Funny how “modern” they seemed at the time. There were a number of companies that put out their own sets of […]

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Who doesn’t like pretty things? Museums, such as the Baseball Hall of Fame, are filled with them. But not everyone can get up to Cooperstown. For them, there are books like A History of Baseball in 100 Objects, by Josh Leventhal. Leventhal — whose previous books on baseball include The World Series: An Illustrated Encyclopedia […]

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Just finished thumbing through A History of Baseball in 100 Objects, the latest baseball release by Josh Leventhal, author of several other well-produced baseball titles. The objects included herein represent the game since before its “formal” recognized inception in the mid 1800s (and please don’t write about the exact DOB of the game). But the […]

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The Yogi Berra Museum and Education Center on the campus of Montclair State University is holding a fun and potentially profitable event on Saturday: America’s Roadshow: Memorabilia Appraisal Event Wondering what an old baseball card or autograph or your other memorabilia is worth? Check out America’s Roadshow at the Museum on Sat. April 5 from […]

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What’s in your wallet?

September 17, 2013

Or attic, or basement? From the Yogi Berra Museum: What’s your old signed baseball, family heirloom, or favorite piece of Americana worth? Check out America’s Roadshow at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Sat. Sept. 21 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Visitors can bring up to three items to be appraised by […]

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From today’s NY Times: “A Piece of Mets History, Rewritten in Stone” Doesn’t anyone look at these things? Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email: 

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Memories & Memorabilia from the House that Ruth Built, by T.S. O’Connell (Krause Publications) Leave it to other books to dwell on records and anecdotes, Legendary Yankee Stadium is, in fact, a collectors, dream, assembling scores of collectibles depicting some of the most beloved players in the long, storied history of the franchise. O’Connell, the […]

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Joe Orlando, author of  Collecting Sports Legends: The Ultimate Hobby Guide (Zyrus Publishing) spent a few minutes with the Bookshelf discussing the state of the memorabilia industry (surprisingly healthy at the high end) and the difficulty in choosing what to focus on as a collector.

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And a bargain at less than $12,000.

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From collectorsquest.com, this small group of old baseball-related…stuff.

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The late Barry Halper was acknowledged to be perhaps the king of collectors. His holdings were sold at Sotheby’s, raising millions of dollars. One of his pet charities was the burn unit at St. Barnabas in New Jersey. In that spirit, there will be an auction for a “package” of Yankees goods and services for […]

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