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 Arctic Cat Snowmobile NOS Hood Decal Right 0211 774 79 Pantera
Vintage Arctic Cat Snowmobile NOS Hood Decal Right 0211 774 79 Pantera

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VTG Adidas Duffle Bag Black Orange Made in Indonesian Gym Sports Bag Rare HTF
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1877 LETTER Philadelphia Pennsylvania EDWARD K TRYON manufacturer GUNS PISTOLS
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VTG LEATHER SKI BOOTS WEST GERMANY JC Higgins Cabin Ski Winter Sports Decor
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Peugeot 103 Competition Record Du Monde Grand Sport Bike vintage
Peugeot 103 Competition Record Du Monde Grand Sport Bike vintage

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CAMPAGNOLO GRAN SPORT FRONT DERAILLEUR CLAMP ON 286 MM VINTAGE 1950s RARE
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Rare Vtg Mini 145 Wilson GOLF BAG Caddy Balls Tee Wine Whiskey Caddy Sport Bar
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Vintage Leather Football Pads Antique Old Higgins Sports Childs Ball Team 7514
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Vintage Miniature Bowling Pin Set Antique Wooden Old Bowl Wood Sport Game 8602
Vintage Miniature Bowling Pin Set  Antique Wooden Old Bowl Wood Sport Game 8602

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Vintage Miniature Bowling Pin Set Antique Wooden Old Bowl Wood Sport Game 8603
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Vintage 70s Red Wing Irish Setter Sport Boots Hiking Mountaineering Sz 6C NICE
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Vintage Chicago Pacer Roller Skates RC Sports Cosmic Wheels Sz5 w Store Box
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VINTAGE ORIGINAL PETERS FINE SPORTING AMMUNITION SINCE 1887 TIN SIGN
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Vintage Specialized Sport mountain bike shoes
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Vintage Croquet Mallet Antique Sports Old Game Wooden
Vintage Croquet Mallet  Antique Sports Old Game Wooden

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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.