You don’t just collect sports memorabilia. That signed baseball, football jersey or stadium seat represents a piece of sports history. Each item in your collection tells a story. And it's your love of the game and its heroes that motivates you to hunt down that next prized item for your collection.
From such treasures as a Babe Ruth signed baseball, a Mickey Mantle rookie card or a Honus Wagner card to whole categories like Ted Williams memorabilia and World Series memorabilia, we’ve spent decades protecting these stories. We know how much you value your collection. That’s why we provide equally valuable features in our sports memorabilia coverage.
Coverage at home and away
More affordable rates
Typically, you will pay less than it would cost to schedule the same items under a homeowners policy.
Less paperwork and red tape
Unlike homeowners insurance, we do not require a schedule or appraisal for most items; however, you are responsible for maintaining your own inventory for insurance purposes (in the event of loss). The only exceptions are individual items or sets valued over $25,000 apiece, which would have to be scheduled.
We’re proven and trusted
We have been protecting collections like yours since 1966. And all coverage is provided by a carrier with a group rating of “A” (Excellent) by AM Best – the leading rating agency for the insurance industry.
Deductibles starting at $0
Deductibles start at $0 for collector policies. We provide coverage for the market value of your collection for losses in excess of $50. All dealer policies have a $200 deductible.
Insurance that grows with your collectibles
Collections tend to grow, so your policy can be adjusted to include any additions to your collection.
You may select “Automatic Monthly Increase” as optional coverage to be added to your policy for new acquisitions and appreciation of your existing collection. Selecting this coverage will apply an automatic monthly increase of 1% in coverage, up to a maximum of $1 million.
We provide coverage for dealers, too
If you want to protect your dealer inventory and your clients’ collections, for which you are responsible, we also offer special Dealers Insurance.
Superior customer service
Our company was started by collectors so it’s only natural that we would pay attention to your interests and needs. And that our customer service would always be geared to the collector’s point of view.
Prompt and personal claim service
As experienced specialists in collectibles, our adjusters understand their value and importance to you. That's why, should you have a claim, they make every effort to make sure it is settled as quickly and completely as possible.
From such prized treasures as a Babe Ruth signed baseball, a Mickey Mantle rookie card or even a Honus Wagner card to whole categories like Ted Williams memorabilia and World Series memorabilia, the world of sports collectibles attracts fans of all kinds. We have insured card and sports collections of all sizes since 1996 (and stamps for nearly 50 years), so we know how much you value your collection. That’s why we provide equally valuable features in our coverage. That’s why we provide equally valuable features in our coverage.
CIS is a company founded by collectors, so we understand that your collection is often more of an emotional investment than a financial one and that each collection is worth far more to its owner than money alone. As experts in collectibles insurance, we have been protecting valued collections since 1966—offering not just coverage, but the kind of peace of mind that standard homeowners insurance simply cannot provide. Here’s just a few reasons why you should chose CIS to insure your valuable collectibles: