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Anybody Collect Memorabilia?

Poll Results: Do you collect sports memorabilia?

 
  • 10% (1)
    Yes, I have paid for objects with historical significance.
  • 40% (4)
    Yes, but only basic souvenirs for my own collection.
  • 10% (1)
    No, I collect mementos, but nothing I need to purchase.
  • 40% (4)
    No, I do not collect memorabilia.
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I saw that Rory's golf ball that he threw into the stands right after he won the British Open is up for auction, and is likely to sell for thousands of dollars.

 

http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/11275989/ball-rory-mcilroy-open-championship-win-auction

 

Quote:
 Through noon ET on Monday, 14 bids have been placed on the ball with a high bid of $3,137. The auction closes on Aug. 9, with the other items in the company's summer auction, including many Bobby Jones items. A program from Hoylake, part of Jones' grand slam in 1930, currently has a high bid of $10,573.

That seems kind of excessive, to me. I like to collect souvenirs of my travels and experiences, but I would never even consider buying something like this.

 

My mementos tend to have personal attachment to them, like golf balls or yardage books from courses I've played or game pucks that I picked up. I do not own, for example, dirt from the mound at the old Yankees Stadium, and I wouldn't want a homerun ball unless I caught it. There is no appeal to me to own an object from an event that I wasn't even at.

 

Thoughts? Anybody else collect memorabilia?

post #2 of 10
I have a large framed black and white action photo of Ali and Foreman fighting, signed by both boxers! I love it!
post #3 of 10
I have a framed lithograph of Palmer & Nicklaus looking over a putt in a Ryder Cup Match, it is signed by both.
post #4 of 10

I have a few framed photos signed by musicians, a hockey stick signed by Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and two other Bruins.

 

The only other thing I collect are refrigerator magnets of the places I have traveled.  In September, I will add Bangkok!

post #5 of 10

I don't but wish I would have years ago. When my dad took me to baseball games as a kid sometimes we were close enough to the dugout to get a ball autographed and my dad would tell me I should try to get autographs from certain players.

 

Unfortunately I didn't value the autographs and anytime we needed a ball for our backyard games I would use an autographed ball without a second thought. If they signed something like my hat or my glove I just continued to use it as normal until it was thrown away when I got a new one.

 

Some of those would probably have some value today but I'm not sure how much.

 

Same with baseball cards. We got them in chewing gum, looked at them and read the stats, and then fastened them to our bicycle spokes to make noise. No telling how many valuable cards I destroyed doing that.

 

As an adult I never even think about getting an autograph when I meet somebody that's "famous".

post #6 of 10
Nope.

I did ask Graeme to sign my 2010 US Open hat after we played, and one ball for a buddy's son, but that's it.
post #7 of 10
I used to collect a few things, but found they lost value to me ... Plus had to pack them when I moved ... I also discovered when you get rid of them, you have to find someone that is willing to pay the value you see in them ...

As I age I just collect good memories and friends ... Much more valuable than an object to me. And a lot less hassle, and I have more room now.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
post #9 of 10

I had a few signed pictures of athletes and actors when I was younger given to me by my dad and I used them as coasters. I regret it now that Ive gotten older more so because my dad has passed on then the value of said items. I stopped collecting Jordans and started collecting Lebrons (samples, f&f, PEs) although the last 2 models haven't been much to see Im hoping with the move back to Cleveland things back to "the good ol days". Then I started collecting jerseys and autographed balls because they take up less space but have since stopped that. Picked up a few bobbleheads from games that are still tucked away in boxes which causes the same problem as the shoes lol so thats been put on hold (especially since people put them up on ebay as soon as they get their ticket. After I graduate and buy a house I would like to start collecting again and dedicate a room or two to my collection. Ive met alot of cool people from all walks of life from collecting.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mayday View Post
 

I had a few signed pictures of athletes and actors when I was younger given to me by my dad and I used them as coasters. I regret it now that Ive gotten older more so because my dad has passed on then the value of said items. I stopped collecting Jordans and started collecting Lebrons (samples, f&f, PEs) although the last 2 models haven't been much to see Im hoping with the move back to Cleveland things back to "the good ol days". Then I started collecting jerseys and autographed balls because they take up less space but have since stopped that. Picked up a few bobbleheads from games that are still tucked away in boxes which causes the same problem as the shoes lol so thats been put on hold (especially since people put them up on ebay as soon as they get their ticket. After I graduate and buy a house I would like to start collecting again and dedicate a room or two to my collection. Ive met alot of cool people from all walks of life from collecting.

 

I forgot I have a box of basketball and baseball cards. Took a few to a shop and of course they want to give you pennies. Anyone interested?

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