This week, on Introduction to Sports Memorabilia, we examine two Kevin Lepage race worn and Signed driver helmets, the first from his rookie campaign in the Busch Grand National Series in 1994, and the second from his time at Roush Racing in 1999.Read More DGF2099 Productions-Introduction to Sports Memorabilia-Kevin Lepage Helmets
By David G. Firestone Like many guys, I love The Benny Hill Show. It was silly, goofy, raunchy, politically incorrect, and profane. Needless to say it is a lot of fun. Benny played many memorable characters, including Fred Scuttle, and Mr. Chow Mein. It offended a lot of people in its time. In fact, many […]Read More American Sports Logos in The Benny Hill Show.
By David G. Firestone Last week, I discussed my favorite driver to collect, and this week I will examine his most well-known sponsor. From 1994-1997 Musgrave was sponsored by the Family Channel. The distinctive patriotic red white and blue design with that Family Channel logo was eye catching. The Family Channel logo was classic 1990’s […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Ted Musgrave-My Favorite Driver to Collect Part 2
This week, we examine a Steve Grissom 1998 Kodiak Helmet.Read More DGF2099 Productions-Introduction to Sports Memorabilia-Steve Grissom 1998 Race-Worn Helmet
By David G. Firestone During a conversation over lunch a few weeks ago, I was asked by a co-worker if I have a favorite driver to collect. My response was “Ted Musgrave” but the longer I thought, the deeper it went. I began to think about why he is my favorite driver to collect, as […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Ted Musgrave-My Favorite Driver to Collect Part 1
By David G. Firestone Every good baseball team need a home for spring training. In 1959, the San Francisco Giants played their final game at Seals Stadium, a small, crowded, outdated facility in the Mission District of San Francisco. Starting in 1960, the Giants would play their home games at the brand new Candlestick Park. […]Read More Vintage Item Spotlight-Fransico Grande Pitching Rubber.
For the 11th Season Premier of Introduction to Sports Memorabilia, we examine a Derrike Cope 1998 Gumout Helmet, which he has autographed twice.. From here on out, I will upload new videos on Mondays.Read More DGF2099 Productions-Introduction to Sports Memorabilia-Derrike Cope 1998 Race-Worn Helmet
By David G. Firestone I have been neglecting the Paint Scheme grades for the last few weeks, so after this brief post, we will focus on those this week. I want to clarify a term that I use regularly. I use the word “overdesigned” and what it basically means is that the paint scheme has […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Paint Scheme Grades and Clarification of a Term
By David G. Firestone. Ok, ok, I get it, this item isn’t really “vintage” but it does have an interesting backstory. In 2012, the NFL in response to the recent concussion lawsuits released the “Evolution” commercial as seen here: It shows a series of historical players returning a kickoff from one endzone to the other. […]Read More Vintage Item Spotlight-2012 Tony Canadeo Commercial Jersey
By David G. Firestone As this week’s column is being posted, I am boarding the Texas Eagle in Tucson Arizona, awaiting the train ride back to Chicago to begin. I’ve spent the last week away from the deep freeze of Chicago, and in the warm weather in Arizona. The colors of the desert are deep […]Read More The Driver Suit Blog-Sponsor Profiiles-Kodiak Tobacco