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Collecting Sports Memorabilia

A Great Recreation Hobby for Your Favorite Sports Memorabilia

In this fast-paced, stressful age we live in, everyone needs a little recreation. Sports memorabilia collecting is a hobby that can fill your spare minutes with interest and offer a diversion to the everyday grind. This takes many forms depending on the person who is pursuing the hobby.

Many people choose to collect sport memorabilia and items from their favorite professional teams, but others collect items related to golf, fishing, and other recreation sports. Collecting memorabilia requires a certain amount of space, but collectors are creative about finding ways to display their collectibles.

Motorcycle racer on track
Collecting posters from your favourite sport can result in a great poster collection

Scrapbook Collecting

If you have a favorite pro team or two there are many items you can collect related to those teams. For instance, you can create scrapbooks in which you save clippings about exciting games, favorite players, and special interviews. You can keep ticket stubs and photographs in your scrapbook, too.

Other items, however, won't fit into a scrapbook, such as a game ball, team jersey, or a team's annual yearbook. These items will need other storage. There are stands for special balls, and jerseys look great hanging on a hanger on the wall.

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games pamphlet
Scrapbooking is a popular form of sports collecting. The items you can collect range from photos and news paper clippings, to actual large sport posters or pamphlets of your favorite sports, teams, players, and major sporting events.

Souvenir Sports Collecting

You might like to collect souvenir items from all types of sports. Most professional teams sell small metal pins with their insignia on them. Pin collecting is a widely practiced hobby, and sports teams are one of the hottest types of collectible pins, as are those commemorating the Olympics.

Collect baseball memorabilia
Baseball is popular sport choice with collectors, providing a great variety of collectible items and memorabilia, which are also widely available.

Another option for sports collecting is to collect antique sports equipment. Vintage baseball gloves are an example of this type of collectible.

Sport Cards Collecting

Baseball cards have long been a source of recreation. Sports collecting enthusiasts have collected baseball cards, football cards, and basketball cards for many years, although baseball cards were the first. This is such a popular hobby that some cards are worth a lot of money, such as a rookie card of a player like Willie Mays, from the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Football player in action
Another popular sport for collectors of sport memorabilia and items is of course football, which also offers a wide choice of items to collect.

Recreation Sport Collecting

Other collectors like to accumulate things that illustrate their favourite recreation sports. Collecting items decorated with fish, horses, or golfers are examples of these types of collections.

For instance, if you enjoy hunting with dogs, you can decorate your home in a hunting dog theme. There are throw pillows printed with handsome hunting dogs, as well as with the game they help you find. You may find lamps that have a hunting dog as the base. You can even have curtains made from hunting dog printed material!

The same can be done around the theme of golf, horseback riding, whether western or eastern, bass fishing, sailboats, and other popular recreation sports. Collecting is a hobby that offers many options!

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