Actually, a few days ago I travelled to not one, but two antique malls in and around Appleton, Wis. Thousands of square footage spanned over these two sales venues so I was pretty pumped that I may come across some great sports treasures.
One problem though... I have been to many antique malls in my day, and I never had any luck finding any good sports pieces. I don't know if it's a Wisconsin thing, or if the places I was going to just aren't very good when it comes to those types of items, but I figured I'd still give it a try.
Unless you think a 2008 Ryan Braun bobble head is a good sports antique, there was nothing even remotely interesting sports items at either of these two huge antique malls. Why do antique malls always lack nice sports pieces?
I have a couple theories... The demand for sports items far outweighs the supply. That simple.
Sports antiques just don't belong in antique malls. That's what card stores are for.
Maybe quality sports antiques are just that much tougher to get than any other type of antique... I really don't know, but that's just always been the way it was when I went to these places.