“Why do you keep all those stuff?” That’s the question I commonly hear from other people who don’t really share the interest I have. Well, there are a lot of reasons for my sports collection.
Here are just some of the good reasons why I love sports collectibles:
There is Satisfaction in It
It is hard to explain, but there is a huge satisfaction or certain level of accomplishment with my hobby. That is especially true whenever I stumble upon a rare sports memorabilia. There is just a huge feeling of achievement associated with it like winning a lottery when I get it in the palm of my hands.
It’s an Investment
On the other hand, collecting can be a form of investment too. It can be likened also to winning a lottery—a big one if you happened to acquire an ultra rare or one-of-a-kind memorabilia.
Just like wine, sports memorabilia becomes sweeter as time passes. A demand for it really arises when it is no longer readily available or produced. That’s where the real money comes in.
So far, some of my collections allowed me to rake in hundreds up to thousands of dollars by putting them up for grabs in auctions or when a fellow collector finds something truly interesting or rare in my stash.
There was one collector I person know who sold his one-of-a-kind merchandise for $25,000, and I found out through several articles online that others fared well in selling their memorabilia by getting up to a million dollars for them.
It Lets Me Become a Part of History
More than what money could buy is the experience. Despite not being a part of the event when some sporting milestone was made, you could still partake bits of that particular point of history by keeping a part of it.
One of the collections that I find priceless is my signed baseball that I caught during one of the innings of Boston Red Sox where they hit a home run. It was in 2007 with a relative in their home field.
While I was not a fan of the Red Sox since I was from Miami, I was still excited, because it’s not every day that you can catch a ball hit on a home run. It should be noted that they would eventually win the championship that year.
The ball I caught may not be from the finals, but it was still memorable and it lets me relieve that joy I had when the ball whizzed straight to my hands.
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The things mentioned are the key reasons why I love collecting sports memorabilia. There is more, but those will be subject for future discussion in my blog.
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