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Sports Memorabilia is something that many people collect or purchase to honor their favorite sports legends, to celebrate their favorite sports, or as a hobby. Regardless of the reason for purchasing or acquiring sports memorabilia, it is important, as with any purchase, to be an informed consumer to ensure that you are investing your money wisely.
Perhaps you’re new to the world of sports memorabilia and you’re wondering where to even buy it? There are licensed and recognized dealers whose products are sure to be authentic. There are third party sellers and individuals online who are looking to get rid of their items and there are other stores where these things can be purchased as well. Sometimes you are even able to buy the memorabilia at a game or match if you so choose. For many who consider sports memorabilia a hobby, they will tell you that many people don’t know the value or worth of something until its sold so you can find some valuable things in unexpected places. Often ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’.
This question is tricky and can be hard to answer if you are new to the game. One way to know is to do your research on the sport, the player and the history to know the significance and help you make an informed and educated assumption about the legitimacy or authenticity of an item.
Can you get rich buying and selling memorabilia? This might seem like your dream job; mixing your favorite sport with some extra money. The reality is that memorabilia is collected and bought for the love of the sport, not the money!