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Lecture: "Authentication & Appraisal of Vintage Sports Cards" with Appraiser Michael Osacky

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Authentication & Appraisal of Vintage Sports Cards

Michael Osacky

With Appraiser Michael Osacky

Join us on Wednesday, April 24th for a lecture about Authentication & Appraisal of Vintage Sports Cards presented by Michael Osacky. A USPAP Compliant Appraiser of Vintage Sports Cards & Memorabilia, Michael will share more about the authentication process, the history and what to look for in a vintage sports card. He'll explain why baseball cards were first created and why autograph authentication is so important. Through quick lessons, attendees will also learn to self-appraise their own. The lecture will begin at  6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC). Following the lecture he will provide a free verbal appraisal to every attendee that brings in one item (pre-1970 only).

Michael Osacky has appraised world championship collections from former NBA (Chicago Bulls) and MLB athletes (New York Yankees). He is a USPAP Compliant Appraiser credentialed by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). Mr. Osacky is also an active collector of pre-1970 sports cards (especially tobacco and Cracker Jack baseball cards). He has written numerous articles for national publications such as Parade Magazine, Huffington Post, Kiplinger's Magazine and American Legion Magazine. Michael 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). In 2017, Forbes Magazine named Michael the "Dean of Cracker Jack Baseball Cards." Additionally, Mr. Osacky is a vintage sports expert for various TV and radio outlets in Chicago, IL.

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