Tags: Collectors and Collections

A Masters Plastic Cup Is Almost as Treasured as a Green Jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The most coveted souvenir at the Masters is found in the garbage. Grown men attending the event can occasionally be seen sifting through refuse bins to seize this prized jewel with the distinctive Masters logo. If retrieved, it will be lovingly ushered off the grounds. Days later, it will assume a place…

Yankees Fan Selling Gehrig Items to Pay His Red Sox-Loving Grandkids’ College Costs

WOODBRIDGE, Conn. — Among the family and wedding photos in Bob and Jill Ellis’s living room are black-and-white shots of Lou Gehrig, the Yankees’ legendary first baseman who died in 1941 at age 37. No, Gehrig was not a member of the family, said Mr. Ellis, 76, “but there’s always been something of a family…

What’s in Your Attic? Baseball Cards May Help a Collection Fetch Nearly $1 Million

“Hello, I have some unopened full boxes and almost full boxes from the 1950s and 1960s that I am considering for your auction,” the caller told Mr. Rosenberg, according to an account posted on the company’s blog. Among the treasures the caller outlined: a full box of 1961 football cards by Topps, a nearly full…