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What are your baseball cards worth?
What Your Sports Memorabilia May Be Worth...

Michael Osacky

World-class Sports Memorabilia Appraiser

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Chicago, IL, US
About Michael Osacky

Mr. Osacky has appraised world championship collections from former NBA and MLB athletes (Chicago Bulls and New York Yankees) He is a USPAP Compliant Appaiser credentialed by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA)

Mr. Osacky is an active collector of Pre-1970 sports cards; especially tobacco and Cracker Jack baseball cards. He has written numerous articles for national publications such as Parade Magazine, Huffington Post, Kiplinger's Magazine and American Legion Magazine. Michael enjoys ...

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The History of Vintage Baseball Cards and Sports Memorabilia.

In this presentation, Michael shares why baseball cards were first created and autograph authentication is so important. Through quick ...

Michael Osacky kept his audience at Sun City Huntley well informed during his presentation of ‘Baseball In The Attic’ and the art of collecting baseball memorabilia. Michael shared statistical history, human-interest stories and his early experiences with collecting. He gave on-site verbal appraisals and arranged one-on-one appraisals on request. We recommend Michael’s lectures on this unique topic.

Ray Thomas - Lifestyles administrator at Sun City Senior Living Huntley, IL

Michael Osacky’s knowledgeable presentation of The History of Baseball Card collecting was a popular program with the patrons of the Kankakee Public Library. They were pleased with the individual attention and free appraisals of their items. Some left happier than others but it was exciting to see what historical items our patrons had in their possession.

Vicki Forquer - Adult Services Supervisor Kankakee Public Library

Michael was a pleasure to work with! His lecture was informative and interesting. Patrons were engaged from beginning to end and were happy to have their items appraised by Michael.

Selina Raghunath - Orange County Library System
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How Much Are Those Old Baseball Cards Worth?

Depending on the year, condition and, of course, the player, some baseball cards could be worth thousands of dollars. Getty Images Q:I was going through my old baseball card collection and wanted to give some of the more valuable cards to my nephew as a gift. What's been happening to the ...

World-renowned baseball card collector searches Bay Area for rare gems

If you want a blank stare from a convenience store operator, ask if they have any baseball cards. "Baseball cards? Not anymore," they say. In fact, employees at Baseball Card Clubhouse on S. Dale Mabry Hwy.believes they are the only baseball card store in Tampa, ...

Ty Cobb Cracker Jack Poster That Hung in Barn For 90 Years, Up For Auction Again

I came across a familiar object at the recent National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago: one of the world's rarest and most valuable baseball card posters. In June 2016, I reported on aWisconsin policemanwho overheard a conversation at his station. ...