Collecting Autographed Team Letterhead

Posted December 11th, 2010 by Tom Owens and filed in San Francisco Giants

Is there any alternative to baseballs when collecting groups or themes of autographs on one piece?

I think it can be done by mail. The low cost might surprise you.

One of the best bargains remaining in sports memorabilia is team letterhead. Keep looking, and you’ll find unused sheets of stationery.

Or, consider photoshopping a vintage logo onto card stock. Especially when the return address lists a bygone ballpark! Your wall would thank you for adding such a framed piece.

One possible source for help is Sports Artifacts. While the inventory varies (lots of sales!), Kevin Johnson does find gems regularly. He shared an example of a Giants response to a job applicant. Kevin wrote:

“Yes, people collect letterheads to get great examples of team logos, usually highly detailed and in color.

I  recently purchased an autograph collection from a collector who kept all the original return envelopes, many with great football, baseball and basketball team logos on the envelope. This helped him authenticate the autographs when he sold them.

When the team returns a player’s photo with a stamped signature and a letter along with the team logo envelope instead of returning the signed requested items, these items kept together will have collectible value in the future in my opinion.”
Kevin said he’d be happy to answer reader questions. Contact him at Kevin@SportsArtifacts.com.

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