Tuesday, February 19, 2013

APPRAISING SPORTS MEMORABILIA - SPRING TRAINING IS BACK AGAIN



Appraising Sports Memorabilia in Florida - Spring Training is back!

FORT PIERCE, Florida -  Our state is renown for great weather in wintertime. Its what brings the tourists, the part-time residents and major league baseball players back to sunny Florida year after year and decade after decade. In past times, legendary players like Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams graced Florida's ball fields. The games meant nothing, of course. Who can recall the last major league baseball team to go undefeated in spring training? But working on mechanics and shagging fly balls isn't all these great players did. They also signed their names to every kind of sports memorabilia imaginable - from baseballs to jerseys; magazine covers to caps, and baseball cards, from the current issues all the way back to cards depicting them as teen-age rookies. These historic examples highlighting the lives of our heroes are what created and continues to breathe life into the sports collectible market. Being in a position to inspect and appraise these treasures often seems like a privilege as well as a pleasure. Getting paid to do it is just sweet.


Appraising Sports Memorabilia in Florida - Spring Training is back!

Today's iconic baseball players include Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols but only Derek remains in Florida since "The Machine" now does his spring training (and autographing) in Arizona. Similarly, I am appraising collections containing autographed items from phenoms Stephen Strasburg and 2012 American League Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper but have not seen anything signed by another Arizona guy and 2012 National League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout. Most of the sports memorabilia items autographed here in Florida make their way north, of course. The market for sports collectibles remains healthy because baseball fans will always love the hall of famers. Only time will tell if Strasberg and Harper become revered names like Koufax and Mantle. And only time will tell if  their autographed rookie cards will also be worth enough to put your kids through college.
 
If your sports memorabilia  is in Florida, I will be happy to let you know what your collection is worth. I'll also appreciate the privilege of  reliving memories of watching Sandy Koufax pitch up in Vero Beach each time I appraise one of his autographed items.


The St. Lucie Appraisal Company
P.O. Box 2700
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
Tel: 772-359-4300
Fax: 772-466-8400
eMail: contact@stlucieappraisal.net 
Web Site: http://stlucieappraisal.net/


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