Collecting Baseball Memorabilia: A Handbook, 2d ed.

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McFarland, Feb 1, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 212 pages
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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.
 

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"Best in the Business" - Sports Collectors Digest
Great book for beginning and experienced collectors on designing unique baseball memorabilia. Learn the best approach to begin collecting, how to
authenticate in person autographs and online purchases, to designing a Hall of Fame baseball collection. Every detail is covered in this book from what to purchase, where to purchase, and how to design and display a memorabilia collection. This book contains many photographs. A spring trining directory provides the best place to meet the players in Florida.and Arizona. 

Contents

1 Getting Started and Acquiring Autographs
7
SingleSignature 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
SingleSigned and Hall of Fame Hats
102
8 The Bat Collection
112
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
Copyright

9 The Photograph Collection
128

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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.

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