Sports Appraisals

Michael Osacky of Baseball in the Attic periodically comes to the Garage to do sports memorabilia appraisals. Bring in your antique and vintage sports items (pre-1970's) to the Vintage Garage. Michael appraises sports memorabilia, cards, equipment, Basically anything having to do with sports, pre-1970's. If he isn't at a show, you can always contact him at his site above!

A life-long collector

As a teen, his Grandfather gave him an old box of baseball cards.  Inside the box were older cards. Ones he's never seen.  This was entirely different than going to the store and buying a pack full of players of today. The box included a 1973 Topps Mike Schmidt Rookie Card, lots of 1960's cards and even a few 1950's. So began the hunt for old cards.  Shows, shops.  The first hunt was a quest  for 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack baseball cards.  These cards were inserted into boxes of Cracker Jacks 100 years ago!  He actually found them and they were and are still tough to find. Learning more about the history of  the players themselves also became part of the experience. Michael osacky baseball in the Attic at the Vintage Garage. Today not only is he a collector but an appraiser and a speaker.   Featured on WGN for the Cubs opener yearly, they talk collecting and memorabilia. As a writer for Parade Magazine, a contributor to the New York Times and other national publications, he's always looking for rare and interesting sports items to write about.

Osacky has appraised world championship athlete collections from the Chicago Bulls and New York Yankees.

Bring in any of your pre-1970's sports items and we will look at them for free!   He speaks on all sorts of topics related to the sports industry including authentication, reprints/forgeries, and what goes into valuing vintage sports cards and memorabilia.

Premiere Speakers Bureau can be reached at the link and by phone at 615.261.4000

Plan your next big vintage adventure with the 2018 Vintage Garage Schedule!

what's it worth? Get antique appraisals at the Vintage Garage each 3rd sunday.

Frequently asked questions about appraisals and vintage and antique value.

Item's we'll appraise at the Vintage Garage appraisal fair.

Chicago antique appraisals at the vintage Garage every 3rd sunday.

Vintage Garage Chicago flea market, located Uptown.

The Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show will take place March 1, 3pm to 8pm, March 2, 2019. 10am to 5pm at 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Hollywood and N. Sheridan Road. The official website is

The 2018 Vintage Garage dates are April 22, May 20, June 17 , July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21. There will be 100 vendors offering cool vintage and antique pieces every 3rd Sunday, April to October. Vintage Garage is located at 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a $5 admission. Official website is

Vintage Garage Chicago

5051 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
United States (US)
Phone: 312-505-6373