PALM SPRINGS —Calling all sports cards collectors. This is the day you have been waiting for.

Bring your treasured sports cards to the Palm Springs Library to learn more about them and their value.  Appraiser Michael Osacky will appear at the Palm Springs Public Library on Wednesday, April 24 to discuss vintage sports cards, their history and more.

A Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Compliant Appraiser of Vintage Sports Cards & Memorabilia, Osacky will share more about the authentication process and what to look for in a vintage sports card.

USPAP is the generally recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States. USPAP is updated every two years so that appraisers have the information they need to deliver unbiased and thoughtful opinions of value.

Following the lecture Osacky will provide a free verbal appraisal of one item (pre-1970 only) for every attendee.

Numbers will be issued in order of arrival to facilitate this process. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC) the doors will open at 6 p.m.

In his presentation, Osacky will share why baseball cards were first created and why autograph authentication is so important. Through quick lessons, attendees will also learn to self-appraise on their own.

Osacky has appraised world championship collections from former NBA and MLB athletes (Chicago Bulls and New York Yankees) He is a USPAP Compliant Appraiser credentialed by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).

Osacky is 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.

Osacky enjoys interviewing professional sports’ 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 Osacky the “Dean of Cracker Jack Baseball Cards.” Additionally, Osacky is the vintage sports expert for various TV and radio outlets in Chicago, IL.

With more than 100,000 individual items, plus downloadable eBooks, music and eMagazines, the Palm Springs Public Library offers a varied and comprehensive collection to the community.

The Library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, on the corner of  Sunrise Way and Baristo Road.

For more information about the Library call 760-322-READ (7323) or click here.



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  • Michael Osacky: Palm Springs Public Library