Collecting Baseball Memorabilia

A Handbook, 2d ed.


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About the Book

This second edition handbook provides readers with advice on obtaining autographed baseball memorabilia (balls, bats, photos, etc.), whether through in-person or through the postal service. It also provides insight into the booming online market for memorabilia, with information on online auctions as well as working with fellow online collectors.
The author discusses designing a personalized memorabilia room and display, in addition to the most successful ways to authenticate memorabilia and a handy guide to acquiring the signatures of each living member of the Hall of Fame.

About the Author(s)

Broward County, Florida, educator Dan Zachofsky was named the state’s Teacher of the Year in 1994. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Bibliographic Details

Dan Zachofsky
Format: softcover (7 x 9)
Pages: 212
Bibliographic Info: 34 photos, directory, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4166-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8232-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Foreword by Brooks Robinson      1

Preface      3

1. Getting Started and Acquiring Autographs      7

2. Collecting Baseballs: Single-Signature and Team Baseballs      22

3. Unorthodox Collecting      35

4. The Hall of Fame Baseball Collection      48

5. The Sleaze Factor      77

6. The Autograph Craze      86

7. The Hat Collection: Single-Signed and Hall of Fame Hats      102

8. The Bat Collection      112

9. The Photograph Collection      128

10. In Their Own Words      138

11. Designing a Memorabilia Room and Display      147

12. Spring Training and Collecting Autographs      171

Spring Training Camp Directory      191

Directory of Resources      195

Bibliography      199

Index      201

Book Reviews & Awards

“savvy tips…a thoroughly accessible guide equally valuable to novice collectors and advanced hobbyist”—Midwest Book Review; “an obvious labor of love…it will be useful to both the novice and the seasoned collector”—ARBA; “Dan Zachofsky’s book, Collecting Baseball Memorabilia, gives the passionate baseball collector a fun and detailed path toward assembling the best possible collection”—Miami Herald; “the perfect book for the collector and non collector alike…I can hardly wait for the 3rd Edition”—Sports