When It Was Time to Sell the Biggest and Best Pro Football Memorabilia Collection in the Country - How Did Duke Hott Choose?
Duke Choose Richard Albersheim to Represent him in the Sale of his 7 Figure Collection. This Collection may be even better than that held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton , Ohio.
So whether you'd like to buy, sell, trade, or have Richard Albersheim broker your collection, you can feel comfortable in dealing with Albersheims. After all, reputation is all you've got!!!
About Richard Albersheim
Richard Albersheim grew up in Baltimore, Maryland as a die-hard Baltimore Orioles fan. As a six year old, he bought his first pack of baseball cards. Seeing that many of his elementary school classmates had the same cards, he quickly wondered if there was something more unique that he could collect other than trading cards.
After a lucky encounter with starting Orioles catcher, Rick Dempsey at a local department store signing, he started obtaining autographs at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. Because of this new-found "friendship" with Dempsey, Rich was hooked on collecting autographs. From then on Rich began to write away to ballplayers. He received responses from old-time Hall of Famers such as Bill Terry, Waite Hoyt, Burleigh Grimes, Joe Sewell, and countless other former ballplayers. Shockingly, he'd often open his return envelopes with thank you letters from these legends thanking him for actually remembering them. Can you imagine that happening today?
At a later point he began to branch out and contact celebrities, politicians, astronauts, captains of the industry, and other sports stars. After racking up numerous dollars on postage (that his parents generously fronted him), Rich had to start selling parts of his treasured collection to prove to his folks that he wasn't just wasting money on his new found passion which bordered on obsession.
In 1985, he sold his very first autograph; a Muhammad Ali autograph for $8 and his second sale was a Rock Hudson signed 8x10 photograph for $40. This was the point where a light bulb clicked on and his parents realized that there might be something more to this other than their son spending countless hours locked away in his room or at the public library researching famous people and writing letters asking for their signatures.
After high school he attended the University of Maryland at College Park and briefly attended and played football (if you call getting his butt kicked during spring practice) at Montgomery College Rockville (Maryland). By the middle of his college career; the buying and selling of autographs and historical memorabilia had become a career.
Of course he tried out some other things along the way; such as acting in Hollywood television shows and movies, signing a screenplay deal to option the book Necessary Roughness (that was written by legendary sports agent - Mike Trope), spent 4 years working as a recruiter for sports agents (signing several future NFL players), blogging, and working as an on-air radio personality. However, the constant source of income and passion for Albersheim has always been buying, selling, and collecting rare historical artifacts and autographs.
Richard has been involved in almost every avenue of the hobby. Whether its' consulation or the procurement of scarce historical treasures for high end collectors, legal cases, card companies, institutions, auction houses, celebrities and/or their estates; he's consistently put in a tireless effort to perform to a perfectionist level.
In past years, he has written for Sports Collector's Digest and Tuff Stuff Magazine. Richard has been interviewed on several radio programs around the country, publications, and worked as an expert witness in a legal proceeding in Cook County, Illinois. His biggest deal to date was the 7 figure deal brokering of the Duke Hott football collection. Few people could argue that this was the best privately held professional football collection in the world.
He recently consulted on the short film, Historic Holman Stadium by and up and coming film maker, Jean-Marc Le Doux and he's currently working in an unofficial capacity as a consultant on a documentary film about ABA basketball star, Roger Brown by renowned film maker and journalist Ted Green. In 2012, Richard appeared in several episodes of ABC's new sports memorabilia reality tv show, Ball Boys as an autograph expert.
Today, Albersheim is considered one of the leading experts in historical autographs and sports memorabilia on the planet.
Look for more big announcements regarding Richard Albersheim in 2012-13. There are a few film projects in the works that can't be announced yet due to confidentiality agreements. You never know where you may find him as he's usually running around the United States in pursuit of the next buried treasure.
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