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Toronto Sports Memorabilia Auctions – Turn Your Love of Sports into a Exciting Hobby

Imagine owning Joe Carter’s home run bat from the ’93 World Series, Wayne Gretzky’s 92nd goal scoring stick, Tiger Wood’s putter, or Muhammad Ali’s gloves from the Rumble in the Jungle. Now, these items may be the Cadillac of sports memorabilia collecting, but there are plenty of items out there that allow you to own a unique piece of sports history.

Collecting sports memorabilia instantly connects you with your favourite athlete, team, venue or even that special game. A passion for sports and a love of collecting are two of the best ingredients to get started. Collecting sports memorabilia can be very exciting and sometimes profitable.

The items you’ll find in a sports memorabilia collection will vary. A collection may include signed trading cards, game-worn equipment, signed jerseys and even seats from long-torn-down venues. Our Toronto sports collectible auction regularly sells memorabilia from the NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, PGA and NASCAR.

We live in the digital world and sports memorabilia collectors have many ways of adding to their collection with only a couple clicks of a mouse or even on the go with a swipe of a thumb. Realistically, a credit card with high enough limit is the only tool you need to purchase any imaginable sports memorabilia item. Authentic World Series rings, and autographed game-worn Super Bowl jerseys can all be purchased, but they will come with an inflated price tag.

That’s why it’s important to do your research and think like an investor when it comes to your sports memorabilia purchases. It doesn’t matter how much you love a particular athlete or team, it’s important to never overpay. You should find enjoyment in your sports memorabilia collection, but not at the expense of overpaying. Values on sports memorabilia will go up and down, be sure to sell and purchase at the right time.

The sport memorabilia market is exploding right now. The market is flooded with some really interesting and exciting items, but it’s also full of fakes, forgeries autographs and junk. Look for sports memorabilia sellers that offer Certificates of Authenticity. Also, if an item is ‘too good to be true’ it probably means it is.

Sports memorabilia auctions are an excellent place to purchase exciting memorabilia at a good price. At The Auction Network our Toronto sports memorabilia auctions feature a wide range of items including pieces from the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadians, and lots of other items from Canadian and American professional franchises. We’re also an experienced coin auction company, this means we auction off a lot of rare sports coins and stamps.

Condition is to a sports memorabilia collector is as important as location is to real estate. Typically, items in mint condition will increase in value. The same cannot be said about sports collectibles in rough condition. That’s why it’s important to ensure that you only buy items from sports memorabilia auction websites with real pictures of items. Never purchase a sports collectible without viewing a high-quality image of it first.

Knowledge is power with sports memorabilia collecting. Know what you like and have a strong understanding of your desired item’s market. One the most rewarding experiences you can gain from collecting is researching and learning more about both the items you already own and those on your wish list. There are plenty of excellent resources online and at your local bookstore. Take some time and learn about the various sports memorabilia communities and join some forums and social media networks. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and educate yourself on sports memorabilia collecting. Buying expensive pieces without proper research can be dangerous. Many people come to our sports memorabilia auctions to simply look at our items in person to get a better understanding. Even the most experienced collector will admit to not knowing everything.

It’s important to be price conscious, but not to be price obsessed. Avoid looking for ‘cheap deals’, as a collector you should always expect to pay a fair price for the items you want to add to your collection. Bargains in the sports memorabilia world are usually traps. Instead, establish a budget that you can work within and find items that match. Focus on buying the best quality you can afford.

It’s also important to keep your emotions in check. You might be a huge Michael Jordan fan, but that doesn’t mean you need to pay an inflated price for his autographed Air Jordans. Have passion for your collection, but not at the expense of paying too much money for something you really want. Patience is key in the collecting world and there will be other opportunities to purchase that must-have-item that completes your collection, but at a fair price.

Many collectors learn the hard way, proper storage is an essential part of retaining and growing the value of your collection. Collectors owning signed jerseys, posters or photography will want to have proper display boxes and plenty of wall space. Items such as signed bats, hockey sticks can be safely displayed on a rack. Some collectors prefer to store their items behind lock and key in a safe or away at a bank. Regardless of your storing preferences, it’s important to have proper insurance to protect your investment.

Let’s face it, sports memorabilia collecting is an investment. You’re spending money and you want to make sure you are getting good value. At the end of the day people start collecting sports memorabilia because they want to connect with the athletes and teams they enjoy. Walking the line between being a sports fan and a smart investor is the best way to find sports collectible success.

At the Auction Network, we’re a family of auctioneers. We host at least three weekly Toronto sports memorabilia auctions. Our auctions are live in-studio and streamed online with full video and audio. We’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned for being one of Canada’s most trusted online auctions.

Each of our auctions features a diverse selection of sports collectibles. You can browse our selection of
signed trading cards, autographed jerseys, vintage sports photographs, signed baseballs and pucks and many other auction items by visiting our website at auctionnetwork.ca, or download our all-new app for Apple and Android mobile devices.

Building Collections Through Toronto Collectible Auctions

Collectibles

Collectibles are personal, each collection provides its own unique story for the curator. It’s a hobby that allows the collector to truly build their own collection; personal taste is the only boundary.

Our Toronto auctions regularly feature collectibles of all sorts. Participants of both our Toronto live and online collectible auctions will typically see vintage toys, old advertisements, stunning artwork, sports cards, toy cars, hard-to-find dolls and many other rare auction items.

Like anything, it’s important to do your homework when it comes to purchasing collectibles at auctions. Utilize the many online resources and check out your local bookstore. Grading is an important factor in determining a collectible’s value, this is a subject worth some extra studying time.

Understand the market of the collectibles you’re interested in. The collectible world is truly wide open and it’s full of pieces that are very hard to locate. Some items are extremely hard to find, while others may be easier. It’s important that you have a strong understanding of the fair market value of the item you desire. Network with like-minded collectors and get to know their collectibles and how they found them. You may be surprised to find knowledgeable collectors in our own backyard. There are countless online forums and social media networks that can instantly connect you to some really great resources.

Flea markets and yard sales can be great places to find your next treasure piece. Collectors will be able to handle collectibles and some good haggling skills may fetch you a better price. Going to yard sales and flea markets can be time-consuming, but they can also be a lot of fun. Your phone instantly connects you to useful information about the items you’re looking at.

It’s important to be patient when looking for that perfect collectible. Falling in love with an item and paying too much is a good way to wreck your collecting experience. Even if it’s the perfect addition to your collection, it’s important to utilize your research and find a fair deal. It’s also important to establish a budget and to stick with it.

Shopping at online and live collectible auctions is a great way to build a unique collection while staying within your budget. It’s important to find a reputable auction house that regularly hosts auctions with a diverse inventory. At the Auction Network, we’ve worked hard to earn a reputation as one of Canada’s most reputable auction companies. We do this by offering a live audio and video feed of all our auctions for online buyers. Also, we take the time to post real photos of all the collectibles we sell. This allows buyers the ability to understand the collectible’s condition. There are a lot of ‘fly by night’ operations that give a bad a name to the auction industry.

Buying collectibles is really exciting, but it’s important to not build your collection too quickly. We actually see it a lot; people begin to collect and they want to build their collection quickly. It’s important to focus on quality over quantity. By purchasing high-quality collectibles you’ll build your collection slower, but you will have items you’ll be proud to showcase for years to come. Also, high-quality items will typically increase in value, while lower grade items may actually decrease.

The best way to protect the integrity of your collectibles is to take good care of them. Invest the money and purchase proper cases, shields, covers and other protective equipment. The more valuable your collection, the more you will want to invest in protecting it. Insurance is probably a good idea, shop around and find an affordable insurance solution that will protect your investment. There’s a good chance that your current homeowner or tenant insurance will not provide the coverage you need.

Buying collectibles is a great hobby and it can be a great investment tool. As our collections grow, so too does the knowledge we’re able to gain. Learning and growing a collection is perhaps the greatest takeaway. Collectible auctions are a great place to find collectibles for a very good price. Remember, the collectible market can fluctuate a lot and quickly. A collectible is worth a lot one day and not so much the next. The antidote for this problem is to focus your collection on things you enjoy owning. This will ensure your collection is worth something to you, regardless of what the markets dictate.

At the Auction Network, we’re a family of auctioneers. We host at least three weekly Toronto collectible auctions. Our auctions are live in-studio and streamed online with full video and audio. We’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned for being one of Canada’s most trusted online auctions.

Each of our auctions features a diverse selection of collectibles. You can browse our selection of
rare toys, sports memorabilia, collectibles from film or television, artwork, sports cards, antique advertisements and many other auction items by visiting our website at https://auctionnetwork.ca, or http://auction.auctionnetwork.ca

One scholarship of $500.00 will be awarded annually to graduating students of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School. These awards are funded, adjudicated and administered by Christian Morrisseau.

CRITERIA

Student of DFCHS graduating with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma of the current school year.

Strong academic standing throughout the school year. This is defined as above 75%.

Good attendance.

Proceeding into a post-secondary institution in Canada

Recommended by an art instructor for their dedication and talent in creating original works of art.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Art instructor will provide several recommendations to Christian Morrisseau, who will then make the final decision on the award recipient.

PRESENTATION OF AWARD

The scholarship award will be presented to the winner by Principal and Christian Morrisseau

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Christian Morrisseau Original Art Auction
Live & Online In Real-Time with Audio & Video

CHRISTIAN MORRISSEAU
ALL OF THE COLORS
ORIGINAL ART AUCTION SESSION II
NOVEMBER 8TH 2016

This auction will include a collection of over 120 original acrylic paintings:

“Christian Morrisseau” New Collection of 2016 Releases from ‘All of The Colours Collection’, Rare Deer Hides, Native Drums, Shakers, Canvas’, New First Release Serigraphs, Gold & Silver Motifs and Metallic on Canvas.

Over 20 “Norval Morrisseau” Original Art on Canvas, Paper, Silkscreens Circa 1970-80’s; ‘HAIDA’ Original Cedar Wood Masks & Carvings, Original Inuit Stone Carvings, Original Artwork of Daniel Diaz “Dancer Movements” (46 x 34), Jaimie Fierro, “Man Escapes” Rare Benjamin Chee Chee c1970’s and Much More!

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All original artwork will have a certificate of authenticity, provenance and appraisal.

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