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Collecting Overview

Collecting OverviewIn addition to our quest to "capture the memory of being there" through our line of Ticket Frames, That's My Ticket is also striving to educate ticket fans of all levels. Whether you collect tickets from Cal Ripken's streak, the Super Bowl, or Michael Jordan's 50-point nights, use our resources to find your area of interest as well as others who share your passion. The articles section touches on everything from ticket styles to storage hints to buying tips. Our Ticket Collecting Message Board is back and better than ever. Get it humming again by posting your want, sell and trade lists. Check out the links section which will lead you to some of the nation's foremost ticket experts and hard to find collecting sites, while our auctions page puts you right in the trenches. As always, enjoy the game…



COLLECTING SUPPLIES & DISPLAYS

You have a lot of tickets and we want to help you find the perfect item to display them. So whether your collection includes tickets to the Super Bowl or your son's highschool game, the Rolling Stones or your husband's last coffeehouse gig--here's a list of products to help you show them off

Ticket Pages: Create your own ticket binder; six sizes to choose from.
Ticket Toploaders: Quick, cheap, and easy; perfect for protecting and storing.
Ticket Display Cases: Stunning selection; many combine tickets with other items.
Ticket Albums: Sports and concert goers take note; holds 96 tickets.
Ticket Lanyards: Officially licensed by MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA, NASCAR and more; includes ticket holder. Over 350 to choose from.
Engraved Ticket Holders: Officially licensed by NHL & NFL; includes ticket lanyard.
Engraved Ticket Stand: Your desk will shine thanks to your once-in-a-lifetime ticket.
CD Ticket Frame: Match your concert ticket with the band's CD & jacket cover.
Floating Ticket Frame: Stylish display for large single tickets or smaller pairs
Ticket Frames: Our flagship product captures the memory of being there!

On October 8, 1956, New York Yankee pitcher Don Larsen registered the only perfect game in World Series history. The site was Yankee Stadium and the opponent was the Yanks crosstown rival Brooklyn Dodgers. Many of the fans who witnessed baseball history paid just $7.35 to get through the gates. A full ticket in near-mint condition from this game fetched 29 bids on eBay and sold for $6,000.

A HOBBY ON THE RISE

Collecting sports tickets is becoming more and more popular today and history is on its side. For as long as fans have been attending sporting events, game tickets have been getting them in. Just as autographs have served as a receipt of an athlete encounter, game tickets serve as a receipt of an event. Plus, game tickets are a snapshot in time as they provide a glimpse into the past via the price of admission, printing quality, paper stock, as well as through the images that adorn them (stadiums, team logos, athletes, and advertisements). Professional Sports Authenticators (PSA) is now grading tickets. A 1928 World Series Game 4 full ticket, graded VG-EX 4 by PSA, sold for $2,469 during a MastroNet Auction. The game was highlighted by Babe Ruth swatting three home runs. Also, eBay has a 'ticket" category under its sports memorabilia umbrella and sports collectors are embracing it with an increasing passion.