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How Did Each MLB Team Get Their Names?

By Matt Powers
on May 12, 2019

How Did Each MLB Team Get Their Names?

Major League Baseball has a long and rich history, with dynamic players, along with all of the sports memorabilia collected over the years. However, within that history are many smaller, intriguing tales. More specifically, the stories of how each MLB team got their names. 

If you've ever wondered why a team is called what it is, you've come to the right place. Sit back and get ready for a history lesson!

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TOP 5 MISTAKES WHEN BUYING YOUR 1ST AUTOGRAPH

By Matt Powers
on May 11, 2019

Beckett Certificate of Authenticity

Most of us don’t buy autographs every day, usually every once and a while as a gift for someone.   Or maybe this is your 1st time buying an autograph. 

Here are my Top 5 mistakes to avoid.

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Mike Trout: Arguably the Best, Definitely the Richest, Player in the League

By Matt Powers
on May 09, 2019

Mike Trout: Arguably the Best, Definitely the Richest, Player in the League

The Millville Meteor: Seven-time MLB All-Star, six-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award, and winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award.

In 2019, he smashed records after accepting the richest contract in the history of North American sports, all $426.5 million of it. Of course, a long history of athletic achievements paved the way, stretching back to his teenage years.

It’s time to take a deeper look into the player who many consider to be the very best in Major League Baseball.

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A Reputation of Excellence: The Best Duke Players of All Time

By Matt Powers
on April 23, 2019

A Reputation of Excellence: The Best Duke Players of All Time

There are a few teams in sports history that are synonymous with the sport that they play. Baseball has the New York Yankees, football has the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, and college basketball has the Duke Blue Devils.

In over 100 years of basketball, Duke has churned out some of the best players in college history. Here is a little background on the program, and some of the best players to ever come through the university.

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Autograph Inscriptions - Which ones to get, ones to avoid, and how to make them perfect

By Matt Powers
on April 23, 2019

Randy Moss Autographed Football

Let’s talk about inscriptions.  How to get the best ones.  Which ones to avoid.  How to make sure your inscription turns out legible and just the way you want it.

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Zion Williamson's Autograph Market

By Matt Powers
on April 23, 2019
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Zion Williamson's Autograph Market

So, where do I see Zion’s market going?  How much will his autograph be?  Depends on who he signs an autograph deal with and who drafts him

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What are the Best Pens for Autographs?

By Matt Powers
on April 02, 2019
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What are the Best Pens for Autographs?

Imagine waiting in line to get an autograph from your favorite sports player. The line is long, gruesome, but worth it when you head home with your prize in hand. All your friends gawk over the special sports memorabilia and you grin as you set it up in a place of honor.

However, only a few weeks later, something's gone wrong. The autograph is no longer pristine. It's faded, smudged, and ruined.

Stop this from happening to you by using only the best pens for the autographs you acquire. Here is everything you need to know to get your money's worth from any future autographs.

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Luka Doncic: A Brief History of the NBA's Newest Rising Star

By Matt Powers
on April 01, 2019

Luka Doncic: A Brief History of the NBA's Newest Rising Star

The 2018 NBA Draft has produced its fair share of rising stars. However, none of the 2018 draftees are shining quite as brightly as Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic. The 20-year-old Slovenian has taken the league by storm, excelling in essentially every facet of the game. 

However, Luka didn't just explode into the league out of nowhere. In fact, he's been building and improving his game for years, sharpening his skills in the EuroLeague as a teenager. 

Let’s take a look at the newest NBA sensation!

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Mike Trout and Bryce Harper New Contracts - How Does it Affect Their Autograph Market?

By Matt Powers
on March 28, 2019

Mike Trout and Bryce Harper New Contracts - How Does it Affect Their Autograph Market?

2019 has started off with a big bang in baseball. 3 HUGE new contracts given out to Manny Machado, Mike Trout, and Bryce Harper.

Today I am going to talk about 2 of them, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.

Are these contracts good for baseball?

Good for their teams?

More importantly, how does it affect their autograph market?

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7 Autographed Jersey Framing Tips + 3 New Autograph Signings - Powers Sports Memorabilia Show #18

By Matt Powers
on March 12, 2019

7 Autographed Jersey Framing Tips + 3 New Autograph Signings - Powers Sports Memorabilia Show #18

At some point, most of us will have to get a jersey framed. Here are 7 tips to help make that a success. Also, I have 3 new autograph signings to announce.

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