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What is Antique Athlete?
At Antique Athlete, we are the world’s experts on antique sports memorabilia and their valuations. Our huge selection and our passion for sports collectibles, plus our knowledge of the market, make us your favorite place to shop for all of your vintage sports equipment and memorabilia. Antique Athlete deals in antique sports memorabilia ranging from collectibles such as bobbleheads, baseball cards, and pennants to actual sporting equipment, such as game-used bats, football cleats, and uniforms. We work hard to provide the highest quality vintage sports equipment and memorabilia. We also work hard to acquire the same. Growing up with a passion for sports collectibles, our owner is the authority on valuations and has been growing his knowledge of the market for decades. Plus, our reputation in this industry allows us to acquire and offer you the most exciting vintage pieces still in existence. If you’re a sports fan yourself or need the perfect gift for someone who is, our selection is the best place to find something special—whether you know what you’re looking for or not. When you visit our site, you’ll find a huge selection of rare, one-of-a-kind sports antiques. Our easy to use shop makes browsing and purchasing a breeze, so you can order a perfect piece of your very own memorabilia today!
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Are these products for sale?
Everything on our site is for sale unless it says sold out. We have another site called Sports Memorabilia Museum that displays all of the sports collectibles we have sold. There are a lot of vintage items full of history there!
What kind of Sports collectibles do you have for sale?
At Antique Athlete, we sell all sorts of sports collectibles from the past. We have vintage baseball memorabilia, vintage football memorabilia, vintage basketball memorabilia, vintage boxing memorabilia, vintage hockey memorabilia, vintage tennis memorabilia, vintage golf memorabilia, vintage bobbleheads, vintage college sports memorabilia, and any other vintage sports memorabilia you can think of! Visit our site to see and buy sports collectibles from decades and even over a century ago!
Where are you located?
We are actually a virtual store which means you can only see and buy our products online. The cool thing about being digital is that you can view and buy our items everywhere! Whether you are at home, on the go, or anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection, you can buy our stunning, history-packed items! Also, once our items are sold you can visit Sports Memorabilia Museum which is absolutely free, so you can see the detailed photos and read the history on all of the products we have had for absolutely no charge at all. We have the option to subscribe to our Antique Athlete website, so you be the first to know when any new products show up on our site and purchase your one of a kind historical memorabilia.
Is it free to subscribe to the first to know list?
Yes! Antique Athlete provides a free subscription list you can sign up for and you will be the first to know of our cool and rare sports collectibles that become available to purchase.
What is the oldest baseball you have sold on Antique Athlete?
1840-60's Lemon-Peel Style Baseball. This is an exceptional antique baseball that dates back to the days of Abner Doubleday. This is the same style of baseball that is displayed at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Amazingly, the leather has remained supple and the stitching is completely intact. This item is now on Sports Memorabilia Museum since it has been purchased, but you can still view it and read about it.
What is the oldest basketball you have sold on Antique Athlete?
We had a very RARE Outer Seam Laced basketball which dates from 1900 to 1910 era laced basketball. This style basketball, with the extruded seams, is an extremely rare version. The purpose of the exposed seams was to allow the basketball to be used outdoors and last longer. It resulted in the balls being used very hard and in rough conditions therefore the remaining examples are few. This example is made of chocolate brown, suede leather, and exhibits a modest amount of users leaving the basketball with an ideal vintage patina! A great addition to any vintage basketball collection! This item is now on Sports Memorabilia Museum since it has been purchased, but you can still view it and read about it.
What is the oldest hockey puck you have sold on Antique Athlete?
We have had a 1900-10’s Spalding “Official National League ” Hockey Puck. This is an exceptional early hockey puck. Unbelievably, the Spalding Official National League paper label still remains attached to the puck and is very readable. The puck itself does show some hard time on the ice but has loads of character and displays very nicely. Additionally, the sides of the puck are embossed with the Spalding logo and the word "OFFICIAL." You can see it under our hockey memorabilia tab! This item is now on Sports Memorabilia Museum since it has been purchased, but you can still view it and read about it.