Whether you are young or a young-at-heart collector, learning to navigate through the do’s and don’ts of the sports memorabilia or military artifact marketplace can be challenging and overwhelming. There is a lot to learn, and if you are a new collector, it is also a time when huge mistakes can be made. To save yourself headaches, here’s why you need a sports memorabilia or military artifacts appraisal.
What Should New Collectors Know?
As a new sports memorabilia or military artifacts collector, you should know that not everyone or thing is collectible. You should first think about your personal interests or decide on what is trending as a place to get started. If you have a favorite sports star or already own a few items, it can be a great starting point to stay focused and define your direction for sports memorabilia.
You should also do your research. By exploring what items are being bought and sold, it gives you a good indication of the budget you should stay within when purchasing items for your new collection. It also gives you the chance to learn more about the process and allows you to move from the beginner stage into a knowledgeable collector with extensive sports expertise.
It is also a great time during the beginning to develop a relationship with trustworthy industry experts and sellers who want sports memorabilia appraisals or military artifacts appraisal services. As collectors flourish, so too do the investments. When you have trusted sources, you feel better about your purchases and know that what you have invested is well worth the big bucks.
Authentication is also critical before a sale takes place, which appraisers accomplish along with setting a current market value. You will also find that if you decide to sell an item, your appraiser’s documentation of authentication will come in handy because serious buyers won’t spend a dollar without a trusted appraiser verifying that memorabilia or artifacts are as advertised.
Sports Memorabilia Appraisal?
Most new sports memorabilia buyers won’t have large budgets, so you can start with trading cards, autographed items, Super Bowl memorabilia, trading pins, autographed figurines, Topps sports keepsakes, Olympics souvenirs, and specific sports stars like Michael Jordon, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Kobe Bryant, Brett Favre, Joe DiMaggio, Dale Earnhardt Sr., or Shaquille O’Neal.
The sports memorabilia appraisal process allows you to submit an item for authentication, grade, and value. It can also provide proof for insurance purposes. Manzi Appraisers & Restorer can perform this service in person or consult with clients online, which improves the time in which a buyer and seller can meet to authenticate an expensive item and complete a sales transaction.
Military Artifacts Appraisal?
If you intend on collecting military artifacts, you’ll need to decide on what you want to purchase. Some newer collectors start because they have a love for history while others are interested in periods in history such as the Revolutionary War, World War I or II, or the Vietnam War. Other collectors want artifacts such as artwork, journals, uniforms, military-related objects, or medals.
Whether you need a sports memorabilia appraisal or military artifacts appraisal services, Manzi Appraisers & Restorer are ready to hear from you. Simply call our office at 617-948-2577 to set up an appointment or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ManziAppraisers/ where you can follow us, learn about sports or military collections, or send us a private message for appraisal service.