College Football Helmets: How To Start Collecting Sports Memorabilia
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college football helmetsStarting a collection of sports memorabilia that contains items like college football helmets, jerseys, balls, posters and more can be fun and can even be a good investment if you buy wisely. But how do you know what to collect and how to collect it?

Set A Budget for Memorabilia like College Football Helmets

Setting a budget is easy to do at the beginning of your collecting life, but harder as your collection gets larger and you’re looking for rarer and more expensive items. But unless you have unlimited resources, it’s a good idea to set aside a specific amount of money you want to spend every month or year for collectibles. You don’t want to end up in a financial bind because of your collection.

Focus on Items from One or Two Teams

When you’re just starting your collection, it’s a good idea to stay focused on one particular team or athlete. It’s always better to have a cohesive collection if your goal is to sell your memorabilia down the line, plus it’s a lot of fun seeking out items for your favorite team or player, especially those items that are unexpected like household and decorative items. You can focus a professional team or player or you can start your collection with items from your college alma mater, provided you went to a college large enough to have a fairly well-known sports team. If you didn’t, you can always find college football helmets, uniforms, and other items from the most popular colleges including Notre Dame, Alabama, Texas, Ohio State, USC, Michigan, Georgia and Penn State.

Buy Authentic Items

Not all sports-related items have to be autographed to be collectible, but if you are buying them to display in your home or as an investment, it's a good choice to buy autographed items or items that have a specific history tied to an athlete or event. No matter what item you purchase - balls, jerseys, helmets, bats, gloves, posters, etc., make sure you get a certificate of authenticity from the dealer. There are third-party entities like Steiner Sports, Upper Deck and others that are reputable and whose authentications are trustworthy. The one rule you have to remember is that if a deal on an item seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you’ve been searching for a particular item and have found consistent pricing for it on a variety of auction or collectible websites only to stumble upon a vendor willing to sell the item you want for a lot less than you’ve seen elsewhere, it’s probably not authentic.

Collecting sports memorabilia can be addictive, fun and even profitable. To get started the right way, visit us at Old Ghost Collectibles. At Old Ghost Collectibles, we have memorabilia, like pro and college football helmets, jerseys, balls and more, from all of the sports you like. You can purchase autographed items from us and items mounted in high-quality display cases. To find out more, call us at (972) 375-2592.


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