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 Ruddy 7413 Duck Decoy Wood Carved Red Painted Bird Hunting Gunning Sport
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CAMPAGNOLO HUBS AXEL 10x26 REAR CONES BMX TRACK NOS GRAN SPORT TIPO VINTAGE
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Rare Vintage Sports King fiberglass fly spinning combo fishing rod 65
Rare Vintage Sports King fiberglass fly  spinning combo fishing rod 65

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Vintage Goodwear Sporting Goods Co HI Bamboo Fishing Rod West Point L10729
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VINTAGE Doral Cigarettes Tobacco Chair Folding Sports Camping Portable Outdoor
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Vintage Boxing Speed BagAntique Leather Punching Bag BM Sports 1950s
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Vintage Tommasini steel road bike 56cm Campagnolo Record Gran Sport LEroica
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Vintage Umbro Mens Soccer Sport Shoes Size 8 Black Brazil
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Vintage Adidas Rico Youth Mens Sport Shoes Size 65 Black New
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Vtg Prince Pro 4 3 8 Tennis Racket Racquet With Cover Holland Sports Equipment
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VINTAGE 90s Reebok Extreme Sports Snow Ski Overall Bib SMALL Mens Waterproof
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Vintage Baseball Catchers Mask Hang up Or Display on Shelf Man Cave Sports
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VINTAGE 90S CB SPORTS BRIGHT Cyan Blue NEON SKI JACKET M Pants 12 WOMENS
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Vtg Pro 100 4 5 8 M Tennis Racket Racquet With Spalding Cover Sports Equipment
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Vtg 60s Wilson T2000 Tennis Racket Racquet R Flex W Zip Cover Sports Equipment
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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.