The History of Collectible Trading Cards

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Trading cards are experiencing an unprecedented boom in popularity thanks to the pandemic, but did you know that this collectible originated in the 1800s as “cigarette cards”? And did you know that the entire concept of collecting cards emerged from Victorian-era sentimentality and a fascination with new-fangled color printing? The modern obsession with Pokémon cards,… Continue reading The History of Collectible Trading Cards

Collection of Fenton Art Glass Is Full of Colorful and Unique Pieces

It all started in 1996, when Ellen Stohler and her husband were living in a small town in New Jersey. The last to get cable, they were excited to explore the various channels when they came across the shopping channel QVC. Bill Fenton of Fenton Art Glass was showcasing a beautiful Mulberry hand painted vase. “He was… Continue reading Collection of Fenton Art Glass Is Full of Colorful and Unique Pieces

Collector Takes the Thrill of Opening Vintage Sports Cards Packs to a New Lev

Like many children, Charlie Parrino started collecting cards of his favorite sports players when he was about 8 years old. “It was a pastime that was really popular all through the 70s,” says Charlie. As he got older and discovered eBay and auctions, he realized that people were selling unopened cello packs, and he began… Continue reading Collector Takes the Thrill of Opening Vintage Sports Cards Packs to a New Lev

Collection Includes Over 11,000 Comics and Incredible KISS Merchandise

Like many collectors, Joe B. got his start at a young age, collecting baseball cards, coins, newspapers of special events, and the occasional comic book from the store racks. “My mom used to give me silver coins that she would find as change, and she also gave me coin books to put them in to… Continue reading Collection Includes Over 11,000 Comics and Incredible KISS Merchandise

Reds Memorabilia Collector Focuses on Unique and Hard-to-Find Items

Jeff Cox got his start collecting baseball cards around 1987. He soon branched out and began collecting old programs and yearbooks. “The older I got, I started gravitating toward things I liked the most,” he shares. Being a Cincinnati Reds fan, he began to add game-used jerseys and batting gloves to his collection, as well… Continue reading Reds Memorabilia Collector Focuses on Unique and Hard-to-Find Items

Stadium Seat Collector is Well-Known for His Restoration Services

Sean Walsh has been collecting bobble heads, bats, and other trinkets from ballparks since he was 8 years old. As he grew older, he began to collect other baseball memorabilia, including catcher’s mitts from the 1900s to 1960s. His decision to start collecting stadium seats – which now comprises the majority of his collection –… Continue reading Stadium Seat Collector is Well-Known for His Restoration Services

Napkin Collector Has Autographed Napkins from Famous Figures in Sports and Music

It all started at the age of five years old. As a little girl, Cathy Campbell recalls coming home from a birthday party with an unused napkin. “My mother asked me why I didn’t use it, and I told her it was too pretty to use,” Cathy shares. So her mother placed the napkin in… Continue reading Napkin Collector Has Autographed Napkins from Famous Figures in Sports and Music

Collector Has Statues of Popular Movie, TV, and Comic Book Characters

Like many collectors, Keith Glenn caught the bug when he was just a kid. “I collected comics,” he shares. Whenever he could, he would add to his small collection with the allowance his parents gave him. “I’ve always been a neat freak as far as organizing my stuff,” he explains. “My comic books were taken… Continue reading Collector Has Statues of Popular Movie, TV, and Comic Book Characters