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Treasure Hunters Roadshow (THR) is a premier seller of precious metals and vintage collectibles based in the United States, with branches in Canada and Europe. Even though the treasure hunters are passionate about gold, silver, guitars and rare publications, among other things, they have a particular affinity for sports memorabilia. At virtually every THR event, which have taken place in nearly 1,000 metropolitan areas internationally, fans line up to have a treasure hunter appraise their boxes of baseball cards, vintage autographed pictures, game-used equipment and championship trophies and rings. Objects that are aged , unusual or strange usually have the greatest worth.

When sports enthusiasts have one of a kind sports-related collectibles they want to offer, they are encouraged to bring the items to their nearest Treasure Hunters Roadshow event for a free of charge evaluation by an pro in the industry. A lot of of the THR staff members are passionate sports junkies who have their own substantial collections. If the THR experts deem an item to have value and be of interest to their global network of buyers, they will make an offer to acquire the item on the spot.

Some of the precious sports memorabilia acquired by THR includes game-worn jerseys, unusual cards, gear used and signed by athletes, and autographed vintage pictures, including a signed Babe Ruth photo that was really a treasure. Similar Babe Ruth signed photographs have sold for as much as $8,000 at auction.

Among sports enthusiasts, baseball cards are one of the most common items to be collected. Baseball cards became particularly common in the United States during the mid-twentieth century, when tobacco corporations began to include, in their products, cards featuring photographs and information about some of baseball's biggest heroes. This marketing and advertising scheme quickly took hold among American youth, and soon, baseball card collections became a bragging point.

Baseball card collecting enjoyed its prime in the 1930s, soon after chewing gum corporations decided to mimic what the tobacco corporations had so successfully accomplished. When financial priorities shifted at the beginning of the Second World War, baseball card printing halted until soon after the 1950s. After 1950, as curiosity in great baseball legends peaked again, autographed caps and baseballs became an integral component of the ballpark experience. In the modern-day age, sports collectors have shifted their focus to objects owned and used by athletes in actual competition. Game-worn jerseys have proven to be particularly well-liked things.

When assessing sports memorabilia items, condition is typically the single-most crucial aspect. To keep the items in mint condition, they need to be put out of the reach of dust, sunlight or other harmful factors, such as in an acid-free show case or frame.

These days, quite a few of the properly-preserved vintage cards, jerseys and balls make their way to the roadshow events, where they bring delight to on-lookers, sellers and treasure hunters alike. A listing of upcoming Treasure Hunters Roadshow events can be found on the company site.