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  • Lancs T20 campaign

    Posted on August 14, 2011 by Selby



    Edgbaston should see lots more action on 27/8 when Lancs play Leicestershire on finals day  in the T20, lets hope lancs can go all the way, will they stick with players from the qualifying campaign??


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  • Golf memorabilia

    Posted on August 11, 2011 by Selby



    Don't write off Tiger Woods just yet, recent performances by  Mcilroy who won the US open and Darren Clarke  British open, ok impressive but I consider Darrens performance on a links course at Royal St George was a one off, although well deserved and I seriously don't see Rory in the same bracket as the tiger, just yet???


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  • Edgbaston test

    Posted on August 10, 2011 by Selby



    With Virender Sehwag back in the side it will be interesting to see if he can recapture his 2008 form against England, he has little preparation but if on form could still make a huge impression on the series.

    Openers Sehwag and Gambhir  can compensate for  Zaheer Khan, exit from the series however the weather at Edgbaston could be the deciding factor.

    Definite value in betting on an England whitewash in the series.

     


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  • Glamorgan cricket

    Posted on August 8, 2011 by Selby



    It is bad luck for Adam Shantry the bowling allrounder (Glamorgan) has been forced into premature retirement at only 28yrs due to a recurring knee injury, after  32 first class matches, 90 wickets averaging 24 runs. Good luck for the future


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  • Third test England India

    Posted on August 3, 2011 by Selby



    Let’s see what Gambhir can do at Edgbaston, India’s tailenders need to keep it together in order to retain their number one ranking, it will be interesting to see who's in the side  for the occasion.


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  • James Hunt Memorabilia`1

    Posted on August 1, 2011 by Selby



    James Hunt Memorabilia.

    I was fortunate in March this year to purchase three items of James Hunt memorabilia from a private collection in Surrey.

    James Simon Wallis Hunt (1947-1993) was a flamboyant British motor racing driver who won the world drivers’ championship in 1976 whilst driving for McLaren in the Japanese Grand Prix.

    On retirement from motor racing Hunt became a television commentator with the BBC alongside Murray Walker, his dry sense of humour was always a pleasure to listen to on a Sunday afternoon throughout the F1 season.

    Motor racing collectables are always in demand especially when associated with a driver of Hunt’s calibre.

    Item 1:

    Which I particularly liked, a stunning hand signed presentation of Hunt driving a Hesketh Ford in 1974 in the Swedish Grand Prix where he gained his first podium place for Hesketh  Racing

    Item 2:

    A hand signed framed photograph of James driving a McLaren M23 at Jarama where he won the 1976 Spanish Grand Prix

    Item 3:

    A hand signed photo of Hunt driving the winning McLaren in Canada in 1976.

    These are three excellent items of motor racing memorabilia which I am pleased to own especially as I have been a fan of James Hunt for many years

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  • Golf memorabilia post and pre-war

    Posted on July 25, 2011 by Selby




    Hand signed golf memorabilia post and pre- war

    Collecting hand signed golf memorabilia can be a great hobby or small business for the golf enthusiast as you are able to combine following your golfing heroes with building a golf memorabilia collection.

    Due to the nature of golf I have always found players to be most considerate and obliging when it comes to signing autographs and meeting enthusiasts, the cost of attending events and tournaments can well be compensated for by the increasing value of your collection.

    The Open is the obvious choice followed by internationals, amateur championships and senior events.

    Early records show golf as first being played in Scotland where it was banned by James 11 who regarded it as an unwelcome distraction to archery. Early Scottish golf courses were primarily links courses, soil covered sand dunes close to the beach and often crossed by a railway line hence the term golf links, particularly applied to seaside courses.

    Categories and specialised areas

    As with collecting any sports memorabilia it is always prudent to specialise in a nominated category, categories are defined as pre-war and post war, golf collectables from the late 1940s although desirable will not usually merit the value of earlier examples.

    Once would be collectors have established which era they will concentrate on they need to consider where to specialise, examples would include books, balls, clubs, rare autographs, hand signed pin flags, photos, prints, course maps and tournament programmes.

    It is always important to consider the condition of sports memorabilia, although one must be realistic and bear in mind age and usage, by the very nature of collecting clubs  balls and apparel wear is acceptable.

    Golf memorabilia which I have personally collated would include the following popular modern players Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Lee Trevino , Rory, Darren the list goes on, it is all about personal choice and opportunity.

    Pre-war players would include Henry Cotton, Alf Perry, Bobby Jones, Jim Barnes, Harry Varden,Tom Morris Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan to name but a few that I have been particularly interested in.

     

     Golf memorabilia sales and auctions

    Sports memorabilia auctions are always a favourite of mine as they usually include lots of cricket, rugby and football collectables which are also of interest to me.

    A good start would be Knights sporting auctions or Bonham’s auctions Chester.

    It is important to do your research make sure you order an auction brochure prior to the event and compare items for sale against prices previously realised.

    Attend the sale for viewing check the provenance and condition of the items you have researched and list them, remember not to get carried away when bidding as the bid price can be way above the guide price quoted in the brochure. Write down a maximum you will bid up to and stick to it, not forgetting you will also be paying up to 25% in commission and incidental fees.

    Check out the terms and conditions

    Online bidding

    When bidding online the costs are higher and in my opinion you really need to attend the viewing and sale.

    If you have to bid on eBay it is important to research the vendor and always ask for formal authentication, UACC or AFTAL.

    I cannot emphasis enough the buyer beware syndrome which appertains to popular internet sites

    I have recently written an article which you can find on my website called Rare autographs real of fake, I strongly advise you to read this.

    Good luck with your collecting and let me know how you get on.

    Tony Selby

     

     

     

     


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  • Test match fourth day

    Posted on July 25, 2011 by Selby



    Watchable teamwork from Prior  and Broad, Prior's attacking style a thorn in the side for the visitors,Leave the Warner Stand for 10 mins and you miss something, today should be riveting from my point of view, weather could be a problem???


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  • Michael Clarke sports memorabilia

    Posted on July 24, 2011 by Selby



    sports memorabilia

    probably good move Michael Clarke (pup) concentrating on test series and limited over rather than 20/20 which I didnt think he was as suited to.........


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  • England cricket

    Posted on July 23, 2011 by Selby

    You can’t beat it his 18thtest century was completed in vintage Pietersen style and a joy to watch from the Warner stand it is interesting to note that he hit only 3 scoring shots to the offside, so what of the Indian field tactics, this was so well timed and just what we needed, should be another fascinating day on Sat.  All eyes on Sachin Tendulkar 100 international 100s moment of history coming up, what a moment for both him and Indian cricket, great mora booster???


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