The ball is round, the game lasts 90 minutes, and everything else is pure theory. At least, that's what legendary German coach Sepp Herberger used to say. Of course, the sport is more complicated than that. And so is the valuation of your memorabilia.
Touchline Appraisals is an appraisal firm concerned solely with the valuation of soccer memorabilia. Appraiser and Touchline Appraisals owner Jonathan Castner has over 20 years experience in the sport of soccer - as a player, coach, journalist, and memorabilia enthusiast. He is a former member of the International Society of Appraisers and was an associate with National Appraisal Consultants.
Over the years, he has appraised antiques, sports collectibles, and other types of memorabilia. In 2018, he launched Touchline Appraisals. He has a B.A. in Journalism from Rutgers University and an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University.
If it's a collectible item related to the beautiful game, we can value it. Here are some things we've come across:
- Autographed collectibles: shirts, balls, and other items
- Match used shirts, boots, and equipment
- Ephemera such as tickets, programs, letters, and photographs
- Scarves, flags, caps, and other types of fan related memorabilia
- Toys such as Subbuteo, wind-up banks, fussball tables, and pinball machines
- Trophies, medals, rings, watches, and other types of awards and commemorative jewelry
- Coaching equipment such as clipboards, whistles, and other items
- Stadium and field items such as seatbacks, goalposts, and signs
- Oddities such as preserved turf and gum (not necessarily together)