​What Vintage Sports Memorabilia is Hiding in Your Attic?

Library Program Features Certified Appraiser; Free Verbal Appraisals

Friday, April 29, 2016

Do you have a tin of old baseball cards gathering dust in your attic? Grab them and head to Virginia Beach’s Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Saturday, May 28, 2 to 4 p.m., and find out what they might be worth. Certified appraiser Michael Osacky will present a program on the art of collecting vintage sports memorabilia. After the presentation, he will provide free, verbal appraisals to audience members who bring in their own memorabilia.

Funded by the Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library, the program is free and open to the public. Register online at www.VBgov.com/library-events.    

About the Presenter

Michael Osacky is certified by the National Association of Professional Appraisers (NAPA) and has appraised world championship collections from former NBA and MLB athletes (Chicago Bulls and New York Yankees). He is an active collector of pre-1970 sports cards, especially tobacco and Cracker Jack baseball cards. He has written numerous articles for national publications including “Parade,” “Huffington Post,” “Kiplinger's” and “American Legion Magazine.” He enjoys interviewing professional sports team owners such as Tom Ricketts (Chicago Cubs), Bill DeWitt Jr. (St. Louis Cardinals), George McCaskey (Chicago Bears) and Shad Khan (Jacksonville Jaguars). For more details visit www.baseballintheattic.com.

About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.

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