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Old 12-23-2017, 04:19 PM
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Default Auction Houses that Specialize in Football?

Are there auction houses out there that specialize or at least have more of a presence in vintage football ---say 1960s and back?

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Old 12-23-2017, 06:15 PM
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BST is the only one that I know of.
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Old 12-23-2017, 06:48 PM
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BST is the only one that I know of.
BST all the way. Has by far the largest % of football items of any of the auction houses I know of.

Others that seem to always have a pretty decent amount of football include:
Heritage
Huggins and Scott
RMY Auctions (photos)

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Old 12-23-2017, 07:06 PM
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Thanks, guys. I wasn't aware BST was so strong in football. I will be watching for the next auction. Aside from my 1960s set pursuits, I would like to find clean, centered rookies of Brown, Unitas, and Starr in the PSA/SGC 6 range. Merry Christmas!

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Old 12-24-2017, 06:03 AM
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BST gets my vote; the team there is wonderful and their selection of football has no equal.

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Old 12-25-2017, 09:14 AM
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From talking to heads of auction houses, one of the challenges in trying to specialize in football is that football collectors tend to hoard items much more than baseball collectors do. Perhaps its because the prices are much lower but you don't see as many football collectors selling things to buy others things like you do in baseball.

Because of this, there just isn't nearly enough football stuff being turned over every year to have many auction houses that can specialize in football.

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Old 12-25-2017, 09:28 AM
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From talking to heads of auction houses, one of the challenges in trying to specialize in football is that football collectors tend to hoard items much more than baseball collectors do. Perhaps its because the prices are much lower but you don't see as many football collectors selling things to buy others things like you do in baseball.

Because of this, there just isn't nearly enough football stuff being turned over every year to have many auction houses that can specialize in football.

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Makes sense. I am primarily a card collector, so it will be a little easier. However, I can see what you mean when thinking about memorabilia.

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Old 12-25-2017, 06:04 PM
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Im sort of a rookie at this stuff, but it seems like PWCC has a good selection of football cards when they post auctions. Good luck!
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Old 12-25-2017, 06:32 PM
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Im sort of a rookie at this stuff, but it seems like PWCC has a good selection of football cards when they post auctions. Good luck!
They do. I've gotten some good stuff from them through the years.

It's mostly mainstream stuff, though. The thing that makes BST so special is that they dig up cards from rare sets, memorabilia, etc. in addition to mainstream.

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From talking to heads of auction houses, one of the challenges in trying to specialize in football is that football collectors tend to hoard items much more than baseball collectors do. Perhaps its because the prices are much lower but you don't see as many football collectors selling things to buy others things like you do in baseball.

Because of this, there just isn't nearly enough football stuff being turned over every year to have many auction houses that can specialize in football.

jeff
This exactly. As a football collector, along with many other things, I can go years or decades without seeing one item I am interested in for specific collecting areas. Some of most early items are literally one of a kind and no hardcore collector sells one of a kind items that they love. You'll never have a chance to buy it back.

I recently sold a rare item from my personal collection that I liked, but the buyer stepped up and made a very strong offer and we were able to agree on th deal. The item was from my team, but an away game. Still one of a kind, but it fit better in his collection and I was fine with it.

I wish there was more stuff out there as it's tough to collect items like that and still keep your interest strong. Jason
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