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FIND OUT WHAT YOUR VINTAGE SPORTS MEMORABILIA IS WORTH.

Once again Legendary Auctions and The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum are joining forces to help you answer that nagging question of “I wonder how much my Sports Memorabilia is worth?” If you have an item or collection that could have moderate or considerable value, bring it to the Mickey Vernon Museum to have a knowledgeable estimate of your sport treasure’s worth be given to you.

Ron Oser, a leading expert from the east coast offices of Legendary Auctions (one of the country’s leading sports memorabilia auction houses located in Lansing, Illinois), will be on site at the museum on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12 noon to 2 pm to share with you his thirty years of experience in the sports collectibles field. Whether you have sports cards, autographs, programs, ticket stubs, game used jerseys and equipment, or any other sports related pieces from the 1880s to 1980s. Ron specializes in giving a fair and realistic estimate of the current market value of any sports memorabilia that you have. He estimates that the value of the items presented to him for evaluation by individuals who visited the museum in 2013 had a total value of over $100,000. He was so impressed with the quality and significance of the items presented that he looks forward to offering his services in 2014. For anyone interested, RON WILL BE ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENT ITEMS FOR LEGENDARY AUCTIONS UPCOMIG NOVEMBER 2014 AUCTION.

The will be no charge for the estimates as a courtesy of The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum, which is located in the Granite Run Mall 1067 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063. For more information, visit our website www.mickeyvernonsportsmuseum.com or call Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919, email vankoski21@comcast.net.
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Delaware County’s Wide World of Women’s Sports Exhibit Coming to the Mickey Vernon Museum

In 1932, Jean Shiley won a gold medal in the High Jump track and field event at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, defeating the legendary Babe Didrickson.  This set the stage for other Delaware County women to achieve greatness in a variety of other Olympic Sports over the years:

  • Jane Barkman–Gold Medal in swimming in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics.
  • Char Morett, Karen Shelton and Chris Larson–Bronze Medals in field hockey in the 1984 Olympics.
  • Theresa Shank- Grentz–Head coach of the 1992 Olympic Bronze Medal winning basketball team.
  • Mary Ellen Clark–Bronze Medal winner diver in both the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.
  • Emily deRiel–Silver medal winner in the pentathlon in the 2000 Olympics
  • And, most recently, Lisa Raymond2012 silver medal winner in tennis

Other Delco women achieving recognition in  Olympic sports include Cindy Gilbert-Bevilacqua in Archery, Renee Hykel-Cuddy in Rowing, Karen Anderson,javelin,Dawn Burrell. long jump, Brenda Borgh swimming,
Kia Davis and Kate Fonshell in track.

During the past 80 plus year time period, Delco women were competing at the national and world level in sports that were not included as Olympic Sports, most notably, lacrosse.  Since Virginia Allen and Putty Willetts became involved with the sport of lacrosse in the early 1930s, no fewer than twenty Delco women lacrosse players have been inducted into the National Women’s Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

In addition, the following notable representatives of their respective sports have all given Delaware County residents reason to cheer:

  • Auto Racing–Mares Stellfox
  • Bowling–Sadie Dixon and Patricia Mescanti
  • Boxing–Fredia  Gibbs
  • Curling–Taylor and Sarah Anderson
  • Figure Skating–Mojca Kopac-Tiernan
  • Golf–Dorothy Germain-Porter
  • Gymnastics–Donna Fletcher
  • Ice Hockey–Gina Kearns
  • Rodeo–Kim McKee
  • Soccer–Sinead Farrelly
  • Softball–Theresa Dunbar
  • Triathlon–Shannon Grady
  • Volleyball–Shelbey Manthorpe

All of these outstanding athletes and many more will be included in an exhibit coming to the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum on May 30, 2014 and lasting until October 11, 2014. The museum is located on the second level of the Granite Run Mall close to Boscov’s. For more information contact vankoski21@comcast.net or call Jim Vankoski 610-909-4919

Recently, over seventy years of legendary Delaware County women athletes were in attendance at the Grand opening of the Mickey Vernon Museum's Wide World of Women Sports Exhibit.  Those present erupted in applause as Putty Willetts, Swarthmore High School class of 1943, took her place among the star-studded cast of amateur and professional athletes.  Putty, the only living member of both the National U.S. Field Hockey and National U.S. Lacrosse Halls of Fame is in the center,  joined by, seen from left to right in the photo:     Strath Haven's Megan Smith Fizzano--Lacrosse     Sun Valley's Kim McKee--Rodeo     Drexel Hill's Shelbey Manthorpe--Volleyball     Upper Darby's Tiz Griffith--Field Hockey     Marple Newtown's Sarah, Courtney and Taylor Anderson--Curling     Museum curator Jim Vankoski     Springfield's Mares Stellfox--Auto Racing     Haverford's Renee Hykel Cuddy--Olympic Rowing     Lansdowne's Patricia Mescanti--Bowling     Archbishop Prendergast's Theresa Dunbar--Softball       Jim Vankoski believes this to be the most talented assemblage of local women athletes together at one time representing such a extensive period and so many different games.  The women brought with them  personal memorabilia to be placed on display at the museum--artifacts representing seventy-five years of Delaware County sports history.       The museum is located on the second floor of the Granite Run Mall, close to Boscov's.  The exhibit can be viewed free of charge every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Recently, over seventy years of legendary Delaware County women athletes were in attendance at the Grand opening of the Mickey Vernon Museum’s Wide World of Women Sports Exhibit. Those present erupted in applause as Putty Willetts, Swarthmore High School class of 1943, took her place among the star-studded cast of amateur and professional athletes.
Putty, the only living member of both the National U.S. Field Hockey and National U.S. Lacrosse Halls of Fame is in the center, joined by, seen from left to right in the photo:
Strath Haven’s Megan Smith Fizzano–Lacrosse
Sun Valley’s Kim McKee–Rodeo
Drexel Hill’s Shelbey Manthorpe–Volleyball
Upper Darby’s Tiz Griffith–Field Hockey
Marple Newtown’s Sarah, Courtney and Taylor Anderson–Curling
Museum curator Jim Vankoski
Springfield’s Mares Stellfox–Auto Racing
Haverford’s Renee Hykel Cuddy–Olympic Rowing
Lansdowne’s Patricia Mescanti–Bowling
Archbishop Prendergast’s Theresa Dunbar–Softball
Jim Vankoski believes this to be the most talented assemblage of local women athletes together at one time representing such a extensive period and so many different games. The women brought with them personal memorabilia to be placed on display at the museum–artifacts representing seventy-five years of Delaware County sports history.
The museum is located on the second floor of the Granite Run Mall, close to Boscov’s. The exhibit can be viewed free of charge every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.

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