Collecting Baseball Memorabilia
A Handbook, 2d ed.
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)
Format: softcover (7 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 34 photos, directory, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
Table of Contents
Foreword by Brooks Robinson 1
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
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 Byline.com.