College Hoops and the National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 3

Jon Teitel attended the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore in August. This is the 3rd installment in his photo essay about the dealers he interviewed and the stories of the college basketball memorabilia for sale or auction. We will be offering this in installments over the next several weeks.

Sports card and memorabilia collecting has evolved. From buying cards for the bubble gum or to put in your bicycle spokes it has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry.

David Gragg is the shipping manager for Game Worn Uniforms. His company has been able to acquire a huge selection of game-worn uniforms from a variety of sports through its connections with numerous pro and college teams. He has uniforms from the US Olympic team, current NBA players, former college players, etc. If a team has some old uniforms lying around the office and are running out of storage space, David’s phone number can come in quite handy.

The first one that caught my eye was a #50 Akron women’s road jersey, which was on sale for $50:


The other one that looked neat was a #42 NC A&T men’s home jersey (size XXXL!), which was on sale for $125: