Sports Memorabilia

Hindman’s Sports Memorabilia auctions encompass a comprehensive range of categories including competition-used artifacts, athlete personal property, autographed memorabilia, trading cards and unique ephemera that includes programs, posters, pennants and tickets. This department builds on Hindman’s record of realizing strong results from sports memorabilia auctions including the historic sales of property from Chicago Stadium and Comiskey Park along with items from the collection of Hall of Fame baseball announcer Ernie Harwell. 

The Sports Memorabilia department at Hindman conducts regularly scheduled auctions of collections large and small consigned by individuals, estates and institutions. We invite you to contact our Sports Memorabilia department for a complimentary auction estimate.

James Smith

Specialist, Sports Memorabilia

James Smith is the Sports Memorabilia  Specialist at Hindman.

Mr. Smith joined Hindman in 2018 and has been personally active in the sports memorabilia industry for four decades, bringing an extensive knowledge base across all collecting categories. He regularly attends sports memorabilia conventions throughout the country to gauge the latest demands within the sports memorabilia market. Prior to joining Hindman, Mr. Smith enjoyed an award-winning career in journalism, creating memorable newspaper covers and sports pages as Page One Editor at the Chicago Sun-Times.



James Smith

Specialist, Sports Memorabilia

Complimentary Auction Estimates​

You are welcome to submit itemselectronically or to contact any of our offices directly.​​

Our specialists are eager to help you learn more about your collection and current auction sale estimates. ​

To begin an estimate, our specialists will need:​

  • At least 3 photos​
  • Detailed description​
  • Details on signatures or marks

Auction Specialist

James Smith

Specialist, Sports Memorabilia