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