Glickman, a documentary film that looks at the life and legacy of Marty Glickman, a towering figure in the world of both Olympic track and field and sportscasting, premiered recently on HBO. Collectors have access to a variety of Marty Glickman memorabilia.Read More
Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop, is currently airing on ESPN’s 30 for 30 series. The documentary short from the Jewish filmmakers who produced and directed Welcome to Kutsher’s, sheds light on basketball great Wilt Chamberlain’s Jewish connections and ties to the famed Catskills resort.Read More
Jewish sports collectors who want to build a library of Sports Illustrated issues with MOTs on the cover have more than two dozen items on their shelves. Here is a (hopefully!) complete list of Jews on SI covers.Read More
Josh Zeid’s game-used cleats, worn while pitching for Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers, sold for $105.50.Read More
Jewish sports writer and author Mitch Albom has released a new book, The Time Keeper. Albom — best known for writing the international best-selling Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson — is actively promoting his new novel with a book tour that includes stops at two Jewish Community Centers and a synagogue.Read More
Jewish sportswriter and international best-selling author Mitch Albom joins a class of eight other honorees being inducted into the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation Hall of Fame on November 7. JewishSportsCollectibles.com provides an overview of Albom’s books.Read More
by Joshua Platt | Sep 14, 2011 | Artwork, Baseball, Basketball, College, Israel, Owners & Executives, Programs, Magazines & Yearbooks, Special Issues, Sportscasters & Announcers, Television, Who's Jewish? | 0 |
Ryan Braun appears on the cover of the August 29 Sports Illustrated. The Jewish Major Leaguer is the latest MOT to make the cover of SI. Check out the list of other Jewish athletes (and others) who’ve made the front page of the sports magazine.Read More
by Joshua Platt | Sep 7, 2011 | Autographs, Balls, Baseball, Basketball, Bobbleheads & Figurines, Books, Cards, Ephemera, Letters & Notes, Limited Edition, Major League, Movies, Owners & Executives, Photos | 0 |
The passing of Labor Day marks a fitting time to pay tribute to the union leaders and front office executives who have made — and continue to make — a significant impact on professional sports. Jewish sports collectors interested in adding memorabilia associated with the major sports’ labor leaders and management have limited, but varied, options.Read More
The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Museum will induct seven Jewish sports personalities during the organization’s 18th annual induction ceremony on Sunday, April 18. Inductees include:
* World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) two-time world heavyweight champion Bill Goldberg.
* Virginia Tech basketball coach Seth Greenberg.
* Seventh-degree black belt judo star and member of the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, Rusty Kanokogi.
* Four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Jason Lezak.
* Penn State Women’s volleyball championship coach Russ Rose.
* Dick Traum was the first runner to complete a marathon with a prosthetic leg.
* Alan Veingrad, former Super Bowl champion offensive lineman, turned Chabad-Lubavitch and author.
No memorabilia connection here, but I wanted to share this story of devotion and faith, and a team’s decision that would make Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg proud. “On Thursday afternoon at the SunDome in Yakima, Wash., the Mercer Island (Wash.) Northwest Yeshiva girls basketball team walked onto the court for its consolation-bracket game in the Washington state tournament.”Read More