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.

VINTAGE 32 WOOD REVOLUTION BONGO BALANCE BOARD KTZ SPORTS SKATE
VINTAGE 32 WOOD REVOLUTION BONGO BALANCE BOARD KTZ SPORTS SKATE

$147.25

Time Remaining: 53m

Buy It Now for only: $147.25
Buy It Now


eastern mountain sports External Frame Backpack sierra vintage dana hiking alp
eastern mountain sports External Frame Backpack sierra vintage dana hiking alp

$48.88

Time Remaining: 2h 5m

Buy It Now for only: $48.88
Buy It Now


Franklin Sports Vintage Croquet Top Quality Genuine Set Six Player Look Durable
Franklin Sports Vintage Croquet Top Quality Genuine Set Six Player Look Durable

$175.37

Time Remaining: 4h 37m

Buy It Now for only: $175.37
Buy It Now


1952 High Standard Magazine Ad Santa Field King Sport King Supermatic vintage
1952 High Standard Magazine Ad Santa Field King Sport King Supermatic vintage

$35.00

Time Remaining: 5h 38m

Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now


Belding Sports Vintage Team Trident 6 Way White Blue Golf Cart Bag
Belding Sports Vintage Team Trident 6 Way White Blue Golf Cart Bag

$160.00

Time Remaining: 5h 45m

Buy It Now for only: $160.00
Buy It Now


Vtg Set Billiard Pool Cue Balls vintage sports lot complete
Vtg Set Billiard Pool Cue Balls vintage sports lot complete

$45.00

Time Remaining: 6h 1m

Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Buy It Now


VINTAGE LAASANEN FINLAND 74 CLASSIC SNOW SKIS WOOD SPORT NORDIC 53 SKI POLES
VINTAGE LAASANEN FINLAND 74 CLASSIC SNOW SKIS WOOD SPORT  NORDIC 53 SKI POLES

$249.99

Time Remaining: 6h 33m

Buy It Now for only: $249.99
Buy It Now


Vintage 1970s Skateboard Fiberglass Supergrip Sport Fun Deck
Vintage 1970s Skateboard Fiberglass Supergrip Sport Fun Deck

$39.99

Time Remaining: 7h 54m

Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now


Arctic Cat Seat Cover Assy 0115 421 1979 Trail Cat Vintage
Arctic Cat Seat Cover Assy  0115 421 1979 Trail Cat Vintage

$189.00

Time Remaining: 7h 55m

Buy It Now for only: $189.00
Buy It Now


Tandem Style Huffy 314 Vintage 1960s 70s Nice Pair Sports Bikes Bicicles
Tandem Style Huffy 314 Vintage 1960s 70s Nice Pair Sports Bikes Bicicles

$250.70

Time Remaining: 8h 57m

Buy It Now for only: $250.70
Buy It Now


Vintage Antique Hockey Goalie Goalkeeper Leather Pads equipment sports sign
Vintage Antique Hockey Goalie Goalkeeper Leather Pads equipment sports sign

$174.00

Time Remaining: 9h 5m

Buy It Now for only: $174.00
Buy It Now


Vintage ski doo reproduction 1971 TNT 18 seat 440 640 775
Vintage ski doo reproduction 1971 TNT 18 seat 440 640 775

$290.00

Time Remaining: 9h 22m

Buy It Now for only: $290.00
Buy It Now


Verus Sports Vintage Badminton Set with Carrying Case
Verus Sports Vintage Badminton Set with Carrying Case

$40.92

Time Remaining: 9h 40m

Buy It Now for only: $40.92
Buy It Now


Vintage RC Sports Black Leather Mens Rollerskates Nice Wheels Bushings Size 9
Vintage RC Sports Black Leather Mens Rollerskates Nice Wheels  Bushings Size 9

$125.00

Time Remaining: 9h 58m

Buy It Now for only: $125.00
Buy It Now


Vintage Chaparral Dayco NOS Drive Belt GTS767 51650 1
Vintage Chaparral Dayco NOS Drive Belt GTS767 51650 1

$39.99

Time Remaining: 10h 2m

Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now


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.