Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the world of sports collectables, value is in the eye of the buyer. Items are worth as much as someone will pay for it.
Every fan has at least one sentimental sports item in their collection, whether it’s a baseball card, a ticket stub or bobblehead. These pieces hold sentimental value, but do they have monetary value?
Is there any worth to this weird Blue Jays Coke can I have? Do bobbleheads hold any value in the sports collectable world? And what about all these baseball cards I’ve been hanging onto for decades? It was a sheer coincidence that I noticed there was an opportunity to answer these questions I’ve wondered for years.
Scott Crawford of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame organized a two-day event at the Hall in St. Marys where fans could take part in an “Antiques Road Show” of sorts and have their sports memorabilia appraised on the spot.
The people who had their items appraised before me had an impressive baseball card collection and showed up with a 1952 Mickey Mantle card, which was estimated at $10,000 alone. There was nothing close to a $10,000 card …
Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation