Serious collectors know the value of autographed MLB sports memorabilia. With baseball cards, bats, gloves, and balls selling for tens of thousands of dollars, these collectibles have become great investments for some.
For me, collecting is more for the love of it. That awesome feeling of opening a new pack of baseball cards and finding out you have that limited edition Derek Jeter card you’ve been hoping for. Or going through that old shoe box sitting up in the attic and finding an old Babe Ruth card!
Collecting memorabilia is a great activity that I love to share with my kids. Whether it’s at the local card show, or at the local big box store, there is always a great place to spend some time with your kids doing something you all love. Not that you will see me out “shopping” very often, but if you do, I’ll most likely be in the sports aisles checking out the latest card sets.
An autograph brings a whole new level of desirability to an item. An autograph can raise the value by thousands of dollars. I have seen signed Babe Ruth items sell for tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Finding signed items that I can afford is something I’m always on the lookout for. I love going through cards and checking out those cool signatures. Just awesome!
Game worn and game used items are another great way of collecting memorabilia. As you can imagine, there are tons of game used items out there, with many different price ranges. Find the one that’s right for you, get it framed and display that awesome piece of history!
A game used, autographed item is probably the most sought after piece of memorabilia out there. Collectors are always on the lookout for these items because they are among the rarest items there are. These items can command very high prices. In 2012, a Babe Ruth game used jersey from 1920 sold for $4.4 million! Can you imagine going through your attic and stumbling on something like that?
A few things to consider before buying any signed or game used memorabilia.
~Always deal with a reputable retailer.
~Never buy without a money back guarantee.
~Always get a certificate of authenticity.
I have been collecting baseball memorabilia for years now. It can get very addicting, and my level of enjoyment has only grown. I would recommend that any baseball fan take a look at collecting, and get your kids involved.
As always, if you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will get back to you a.s.a.p. ~Jeremy