Vintage Sports and Recreation

For years collectors have swarmed through antique shops, garage sales and auctions hoping to find a new addition for their own personal collection. Books, phonograph records, furniture, paintings, jewelry and toys are now some of the biggest collectible markets but the field of collecting vintage sports and recreation items has begun to soar in popularity.

You can concentrate on the area of vintage sports and recreation that you find most appealing. Some people are eager to trade and collect vintage baseball cards and are constantly networking in an effort to find the cards that are in mint condition as well as those cards that feature the superstar players. Vintage fishing lures, tackle boxes and mechanized reels are another specialty area that has attracted a number of new collectors. There are also people who want to collect sports related memorabilia such as autographed baseballs, game footballs and the jerseys worn by certain players.

The sheer joy of collecting an assortment of different items and creating unique displays with their finds are two of the reasons that collectors enjoy this hobby. Individuals of all ages can enjoy searching for high interest items among the many vintage sports and recreation collectibles that are available. This unique field of collecting allows a hobbyist to create a general collection or concentrate on a very specialized grouping of items. Today you can still locate a number of valuable finds relating to sports and recreational activities but you have to know where and how to begin your search.

CB SPORTS SKI Snowboard PANTS Mens SIZE 38 Black Vintage Full side zippers
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Vintage 80s CB SPORTS NEON Snowboard Ski Jacket Large
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Original 1970s PA Game Commission Poster The SPORT Hunter PGC Nick Rosato
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Ralph Lauren Polo Sport Football Rawlings 90s Vintage Spellout Flag Logo RARE
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Vintage Penn Peer 209M Level wind Trolling Reel Saltwater Fishing Pole Sport
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Original 1960s Pennsylvania Game Commission Nick Rosato Poster SPORT PGC Patch
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ANTIQUE VTG 1960s FULL SIZED KING SPORTS OFFICIAL GENUINE COWHIDE FOOTBALL AS IS
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Vintage Arctic Cat NOS Front Arm Bracket 0114 244 76 79 Pantera CC Cat
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Rare 1960s Pro Sports Full Size Youth Model 2008 Football Helmet 73
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Vintage Impala Recurve Bow Outdoor Sports MGF Forestville Conn 50 lbs
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Ariake Vintage Saddle Road King 81 Schwinn Super Sport 7378 Seat Bicycle Nose
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Sport Tek Ladies Fleece Letterman Jacket Graphite Vintage Heather Extra Large
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Vintage Beretta Sport Shooters Sweater Mens 58 Made in Italy
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Set of 7 Surface Lures w Angler Sports Case Tad 45s UFO Vintage Straggler
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Whatever your favorite sport you can find vintage sports and recreation material to feed your collection. In addition to autographed game balls and programs, you can find vintage metal signs, photos and even retro and vintage sports apparel. Everyone recognizes Baseball cards, but there are also sports cards for basketball and football. There are helmets and bats and mitts and vintage uniforms for the big three of baseball, basketball and football. But you can find memorabilia for other sports such as soccer and ice hockey, golf, track and field and even curling.

Most collectors concentrate on one sport since there are so many options available to collect. Consider vintage metal signs for boxing matches, programs and magazines. You could also collect items such as vintage canoes and other water sport equipment such as skis. Others might be more interested in posters and art prints or articles about favorite sports stars from the past. Perhaps your interest is in the Olympics, and you will find huge amounts of collectibles in many languages and spanning many years.

Whatever direction you go, there is a wonderful supply of interesting items from vintage sports and recreation from any number of suppliers and private collectors.