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Collector Jimmy Mahan owns classic baseball cards, basketball jerseys and sneakers as well as items from his youth loving University of Kentucky basketball. Jeremy M. Lange for The Wall Street Journal
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The Market for Sports Memorabilia Continues to Score Big

Collectors these days can do particularly well with game-used items, such as jerseys

Collector Jimmy Mahan owns classic baseball cards, basketball jerseys and sneakers as well as items from his youth loving University of Kentucky basketball. Jeremy M. Lange for The Wall Street Journal

香蕉视频苹果下载Three years ago, Simon Brown, a 36-year-old public-relations professional in Washington, D.C., purchased a 1938 Joe DiMaggio baseball card for $1,500. Its value now: $2,500, up about two-thirds, based on sales records for comparable cards, he says.

That kind of price appreciation is common in today’s sports-memorabilia market, particularly for items priced at $1,000 or more, market participants say. Just as stocks, bonds and other assets have soared in value since the last recession ended in 2009, so has sports memorabilia....