Got a favorite baseball card or other treasured sports memorabilia that you've always wondered what it might be worth? Well, it could be worth much more than sentimental value.
The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center will be hosting “America’s Roadshow,” akin to PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, on Sat. Sept. 21 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., with experts from Robert Edward Auctions (REA) providing free appraisals of visitors’ items.
For over 30 years, REA, based in Watchung, NJ, has specialized in all areas of baseball collectibles, as well as other sport and non-sport memorabilia and cards.
The America’s Roadshow event is sponsored by Collectibles Insurance Services, LLC of Hunt Valley, Md., which will have staff on hand to discuss insurance needs with owners.
Also at the event will be James Spence Authentication (JSA), a leading autograph authentication service offering certification on signed items related to sports, history and pop culture.
Another unique attraction will be visitors having a rare opportunity to hold game-used bats, for a fee, from baseball greats such as Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Derek Jeter, and Jackie Robinson. Also, Topps Trading Cards sketch artist Brett Farr will be displaying his artwork and providing free sketches of renowned athletes with a purchase from Historic Pen Editions.
The appraisal service is free (three items per person) with regular admission to the Museum.