From the baseball Barry Bonds hit into the San Francisco Bay to an authentic Honus Wagner baseball card, if you can secure a piece of the collectible sports memorabilia industry, you can score a big payday.
These days every sports fan is waiting for their favorite player to break the oldest records which were set by icons back in the day. Back in 1998 we had the most celebrated year in baseball when Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa went head to head for the home run record. Baseball had been pretty flat for many years leading up to that glorious summer. And then, three years later, Barry Bonds hit a record 73 home runs in a single season and set the all time record. Fans positioned int heir boats out in the cold San Fran Bay that night, paddled, motored, and even swam to get their hands on that ball as Barry crushed the leather right off of it.
Over the last several years, many pitchers in baseball have thrown perfect games. Just a couple weeks ago the 23rd perfect game in history went into the history books. Fans would love to get their hands on that ball if it ever comes available as it will be worth quite a pretty penny.
And what about an authentic Honus Wagner baseball card? Back on August 20th, a man in New Jersey won the winning bid on a rare 1909 Wagner card for 1.2 million dollars. I dont know about you but that payday would allow me to live a pretty comfortable life.
On May 20, 2012, an authentic jersey worn by Babe Ruth sold for 4.4 million. Then we have James Naismiths Founding Rules of Basketball from 1891 sold for over four million and the authentic soccer rules book from 1859 went for an astonishing 1.4 million.
As you can see there is a lot of money to make if you can get your hands on classic sports memorabilia. Its not always easy to come across these rare items but if your collector, making sure your vision is good when your out looking for your next big score is a must.