Baseball Cards Rack Up, Register, Earn, Score Big at Treasure Hunters Roadshow Events

Treasure Hunters Roadshow (THR) is a premier dealer of precious metals and vintage collectibles based in the United States, with branches in Canada and Europe. Although the treasure hunters are passionate about gold, silver, guitars and rare publications, among other things, they have a special affinity for sports memorabilia. At nearly every THR event, which have taken place in almost 1,000 cities internationally, enthusiasts line up to have a treasure hunter evaluate their boxes of baseball cards, vintage autographed pictures, game-used equipment and championship trophies and rings. Objects that are aged , rare or strange normally have the greatest value.

When sports enthusiasts have distinctive sports-related collectibles they want to offer, they are encouraged to bring the objects to their nearest Treasure Hunters Roadshow event for a no cost evaluation by an professional in the industry. Many of the THR team members are passionate sports junkies who have their own substantial collections. If the THR experts deem an item to have value and be of interest to their worldwide network of buyers, they will make an offer to purchase the item on the spot.

Some of the important sports memorabilia purchased by THR includes game-worn jerseys, rare cards, gear used and signed by athletes, and autographed vintage photographs, such as a signed Babe Ruth photograph that was quite a treasure. Similar Babe Ruth signed pictures have sold for as much as $8,000 at auction.

Among sports enthusiasts, baseball cards are one of the most popular items to be collected. Baseball cards became especially common in the United States during the mid-twentieth century, when tobacco companies began to include, in their merchandise, cards featuring images and facts about some of baseball's greatest heroes. This advertising and marketing scheme quickly took hold among American youth, and soon, baseball card collections became a bragging point.

Baseball card collecting enjoyed its prime in the 1930s, immediately after chewing gum companies decided to mimic what the tobacco companies had so successfully done. When economic priorities shifted at the beginning of the Second World War, baseball card printing halted until soon after the 1950s. Soon after 1950, as curiosity in great baseball legends peaked once again, autographed caps and baseballs became an integral element of the ballpark experience. In the modern-day age, sports collectors have shifted their focus to objects owned and used by athletes in real competition. Game-worn jerseys have proven to be especially preferred objects.

When assessing sports memorabilia items, condition is typically the single-most vital aspect. To keep the objects in mint condition, they should be placed out of the reach of dust, sunlight or other harmful elements, such as in an acid-free show case or frame.

These days, a lot of of the properly-preserved vintage cards, jerseys and balls make their way to the roadshow events, where they bring delight to on-lookers, sellers and treasure hunters alike. A listing of upcoming Treasure Hunters Roadshow events can be found on the company web site.