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A Look At Sports Memorabilia And Collecting

Aug 17, 2007
A Look At Sports Memorabilia And Collecting

Collecting sports memorabilia is a hobby that can fill your spare time with importance and give you a distraction to the everyday drudgery. What you decide to collect is a matter of personal preference. Some people collect items from a broad range of different sports while others only collect items that pertain to a particular sport or a particular athlete.

There are many different ways to display your collection; depending on what it is you collect. If you follow a particular team for example, and you collect newspaper clippings and sports cards it can be done by creating scrapbooks. You can even put ticket stubs and photographs in this type of collection.

If you are the type of person that collects larger physical items such as jerseys, game balls, and helmets then you will need to do a little more work. These items can be displayed on shelves, in glasses curio cabinets, or with the jersey even hung on the wall.

For the collector that collects items from a wide range of sports small metal pins with team insignias are available from most sports and because of their small size they are very easily kept and displayed. These pins from sports teams and those depicting the Olympics are a very hot commodity these days.

Sports cards like those that we used to get in bubble gum packs as kids are still very popular. Baseball cards were the first of this genre of sports memorabilia that has now evolved into including football, basketball, and more. Some of the older cards with players such as Babe Ruth or Joe DiMaggio are worth thousands!

Another area of sports memorabilia that has become extremely hot is NASCAR. You won't find more rabid fans anywhere, okay well maybe with the exception of Packers and Steelers fans in the NFL. Anyway, NASCAR offers a wide range of collectibles for the sports fan who follows a particular driver. You can get anything from a replica of the car they drive to authentic team jackets.

Regardless of the sport you choose to follow you can find huge resources online to help you add to your collection.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is a business consultant and author for many online and offline businesses and lives in Navarre Florida with his 16 year old son. For great selections of sports memorabilia go to http://www.sportscollectiblesandmemorabilia.com
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