The Most Complete Collection of Slot Cards In the World

Bob Baker has been collecting since childhood. It started with stamp and coin collections, and then evolved into a collection of casino chips, tokens, and other memorabilia. Eventually, Bob decided to concentrate on collecting just a few things, so he focused primarily on slot cards. He later started to collect the entry tickets that are… Continue reading The Most Complete Collection of Slot Cards In the World

Collector Enjoys the Nostalgia of Factory-Sealed Video Games

Daniel A’s penchant for collecting started at the age of five. “I collected Star Wars figures, comic books – I can’t really remember a time when I wasn’t collecting something!” His love for comic books continued throughout the years, and he still has a comic book collection. But as an adult, Daniel’s true passion for… Continue reading Collector Enjoys the Nostalgia of Factory-Sealed Video Games

Photographer Uses His Collection of Railroadiana to Tell the Story Behind His Railroad Photos

Fred Ripley has loved railroads since he was a kid. This love came from his father and grandfather, who passed their passion on to him. “My dad liked photography, and we would go on trips to photograph and watch trains,” he explains. This interest in railroading developed into the start of a collection of timetables… Continue reading Photographer Uses His Collection of Railroadiana to Tell the Story Behind His Railroad Photos

Guide to Comic Book Grading and Valuation with Professional Grader Bill Cole

In June of 1973, Bill Cole watched his public broadcasting channel, where three issues of a Monster Mania magazine and a ticket to a local comic book show were auctioned off. He purchased all of it for just $12 and attended the comic book show, which was in Boston, Massachusetts. Bill saw comic books that… Continue reading Guide to Comic Book Grading and Valuation with Professional Grader Bill Cole

Top Collectible Items from the 5 New Olympic Sports

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After being postponed for a full year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 23, 2021, the Summer Olympic Games will finally have their opening ceremony. With five new sports being added to the mix, viewers of the 2021 Olympics will have something new to get excited about, and loyal fans of these sports can… Continue reading Top Collectible Items from the 5 New Olympic Sports

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