Collecting Sports Memorabilia as a Hobby and as an Investment
Collecting sports memorabilia is a hobby that can fill your spare time with importance and give you a distraction to everyday life. Most collectors of today started out collecting Sports Wall Art
baseball cards of their favorite players as a child. Whether it was vintage cards like a Ted Williams Play Ball Rookie or Joe Dimaggio Goudey Rookie card or a 1951 Bowman or 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie card or today’s rookies like Derek Jeter, Ken Griffey Jr. or Albert Pujols, If you collected cards as a child chances are you have moved onto collecting bigger pieces or memorabilia. Collectors that collect sports memorabilia as a hobby see their memorabilia as having a sentimental value; they might look at it as a childhood memory, or as an important moment of life shared with his or her favorite star or team. 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. The sports memorabilia you collect makes a statement about you as a collector. Every sports collectible you have acquired over time tells a story and signifies an important moment in sports history. Some collectors choose to focus on a broader collection from an entire team within their sport of interest for example; Baseball memorabilia of the New York Yankees, Basketball memorabilia of the Detroit Pistons, or Football memorabilia of the Indianapolis Colts. Other collectors may prefer to keep a more general collection, acquiring any or all memorabilia, Die cast collectibles, Bobble Heads, or sports art from their sport of choice. Some collectors choose to collect items from a specific era of a sport or team “vintage” items.
Then there are collectors who fancy a specific player or players within a specific sport or sports and enjoy collecting items only related to that player or players. Since collecting depends on the interests of the individual collector, it may deal with almost any subject including sports collectible & sports memorabilia. The depth and of the col