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How to Add Value to Your Sports Memorabilia

Having a sports memorabilia collection is a hobby for many, especially sports lovers, celebrity fans and friends. The choices may be different like someone who may like to collect antique sports memorabilia, while others may decide to collect newer releases. Mostly the collectors do face two types of restriction. Firstly, the money they can spend on this hobby. The other is the available storage space where they can stash these things without risk of damage by others.

Your sports memorabilia collection can include anything from baseball to football, soccer to Nascar, golf, tennis or volleyball. When you really love a particular team or player, you’ll probably want to collect whatever memorabilia you can lay your hands on. Some also do it for an investment point of view, and want to save these until they can provide a higher return on their investment. Many sports memorabilia collectors are making good money out of their hobby.

Those who wish to enjoy their hobby professionally care about how they present it before others, too. They store their sports memorabilia in such a way that it beautifies their space, too. For example, they can keep their pieces safe in large glass cabinets so that they are visible,and at the same time safe and clean. You can also display them on a wall of your living room as a focal point. Sports memorabilia generally are of two types – they either remind you of a favourite sports event, or a particular player.

Some sports memorabilia collectors enjoy their hobby as a full time profession.They spend time, money and efforts to collect every possible thing of their favourite sports event – for example baseball, soccer or other sports. Many limit their enthusiasm to one particular team or player. For example, those who love to collect memorabilia of LA Lakers, or say Tiger Woods in golf. Some limit their hobby to the collection of posters only.

This interest was at its highest in 1980s when sports fans were after jerseys of their favourite teams or players. Sports stars would throw jerseys over the crowds after winning important tournaments. Some organisations even sold these jerseys in stores for sports memorabilia collectors like NFL, NBA, MLB did. There are many famous sports personalities who threw their jerseys into the crowd, either from the ground or from the stage at the end of the event. Remember Dennis Rodman? Some of these sports personalities have turned into all-time icons, and their memorabilia have become like gold dust for their collectors. Michael Jordan is a name to recall. Shaquille O’Neal of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Nomar Gaciaparra of the Oakland Athletics are the pride of collectors these days.

Generally, the prize of a memorabilia depends upon its popularity. The rarer the item, the higher the price would be.The price of memorabilia also depends upon its’ condition, too. A damaged piece may reduce its’ financial return considerably. So, if you have got a piece of sports memorabilia and want to keep it safe for time to come, get it framed first, fast. The cost you pay now may return many times over in the future.

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May 16, 2010 - Posted by | Sports, Sports & Recreation | , ,

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