Find Out What Collectors Love About Stuhrling Original

When you are making the decision on any type of purchase, it is always good to consider what the experts use. Before you buy a new set of guitar strings, find out what type your favorite lead guitarist uses. If you are shopping for a new set of kitchen knives, look into what brand your favorite chef prefers. And if you are in the market for a new wristwatch, buy the brand that collectors around the world know and love. That brand is none other than Stuhrling Original. Watch aficionados from all corners of the globe buy Stuhrling’s high-quality watches because they are the perfect blend of the old and the new. While every one of their styles pay heed to the timeless art of watch-making, they also boldly set forth into the future. This combination of reverence for the past and modern appeal makes Stuhrling Original watches a much sought-after purchase for those in the know. Here are a few examples of exciting styles that drive collectors wild.

Stuhrling Original Men’s Heritage Grand Automatic Leather Strap WatchThis simple and elegant watch is a great accessory for everyday wear around the office. The round stainless steel case is available in either rose-tone or gold-tone. The back of this watch is skeletonized so that you can see the inner workings of the Caliber ST-90009 Automatic movement. Collectors love and appreciate the intricacies of automatic movement. It is an ingenious series of weights and levers that use your body’s natural motions to wind the watch. This means you never have to wind it or change the battery. This magnificent device winds the watch all by itself. Another accent on the case is the pumpkin-style crown. Arabic numerals surround the black mother of pearl dial and denote every hour except for 9:00. At that position rests a seconds sub-dial. Above 6:00 there is a date window and around the outside of the dial sit luminous dots to mark the hours and minutes. This piece straps to your wrist with a genuine black leather band. The Stuhrling Original logo is proudly engraved on the buckle clasp.

Stuhrling Original Men’s Time Traveler World Time Leather Strap Watch

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The Origins and Popularity of Baseball Cards

Baseball cards have been popular with adults and children enamored with the game and the focus of collectors since they were first distributed. These cards were originally produced as a marketing vehicle, but with the rise in baseball’s popularity, these trading cards have evolved into a more valuable commodity.

Baseball became a professional sport during the late 1860s at about the same time that photography was also gaining recognition. Baseball clubs soon began posing for group and individual pictures which were printed onto small cards. These cards were about the size of wallet photos and used by a variety of companies to promote their business. The products being advertised had no connection to baseball until in 1868 a sporting goods store in New York named Peck and Snyder, began producing trade cards featuring baseball teams. The typical card featured an image on one side and the advertising on the other.

By the late 1800s, cards with images of baseball players could be found inside cigarette packs. This was not only done for promotional purposes but also to protect the cigarettes from damage. By the early 1900s tobacco companies and confectionery companies started producing and distributing baseball trade cards with their products. A caramel company named Rueckheim Bros. & Eckstein was one of the first to include prizes in boxes. In 1914 they produced the Cracker Jack card issues featuring major league players.

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Tracking Down Vintage Sports Shoes

Not many people are into vintage sneakers. Majority of people nowadays prefer the latest releases and even wait in line just to get one but there are still quite a number of vintage enthusiasts who would go out of their way just to land on an authentic pair. Cities like Los Angeles has people sporting vintage Converse All Stars or more commonly known as Chuck Taylors. Vintage Vans that look worn out and torn are a hit to track bikers and hipsters as well. There are times when people purposely batter their brand new shoes just to give them a vintage look. Modern shoes like Nike Blazer SB and Nike Waffle Racer showcase a modern shoe with a touch of classic look.

Vintage and Thrift shops offer a wide array of vintage shoes. If you practice patience and perseverance, you’ll be rewarded with a great find. Pre-loved shoes are being sold at second-hand stores such as Buffalo Exchange, Beacon’s Closet and Crossroads. However, genuine vintage sneakers can also be found in reputable vintage stores like Goodwill. You can also drive around and look for other thrift shops to give you better options. Some are being sold for less than 10 dollars. With these finds, you can turn them around for a profit on eBay, or you can keep them in your collection. Some sneaker enthusiasts have collections of hundreds and even thousands of shoes, some even with all the original boxes! In Japan, vintage styles are all the rage, with old New Balances, Pumas and Adidas being very popular. With patience and a little luck, you can land a vintage shoe that is still in good condition.

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The Sport Compact Craze

I remember back in the early 1990’s, it seemed that every lad under the age of 21 lusted after owning a sporty little Honda or Acura. Having the barebones “stock” car wasn’t really enough, as the novelty of owning the basic car wears off pretty quick. We’d then pinch and save, to spend our hard earned cash on aftermarket goodies. Many of us were going through school, and couldn’t afford much, but to modify them with supposed go fast parts, and “aesthetic” items were all the rage.

That was a long time ago to me now, and while modifying cars will never go away, as long as we are still using the internal combustion engine and have 4 wheels. Many of us still care about appearance and performance of our rides, but a lot of the “ricer” look has died down. While I won’t go into what “ricer’ technically means, I will say it carried a bad connotation, and few of us realized it then.

Modifying and “dressing up” sport compact Honda’s and Acura, wasn’t limited to only these Japanese imports, however. While they are held responsible for birthing this “ricer” stigma, it wasn’t long before we saw Cavaliers, Sunfires, Sunbirds and Neon’s rolling around with racing stickers and big wings on the trunk lids. Volkswagons were always a part of the sport compact craze and the GTI was perhaps the original “hot hatch,” but the ‘Dubbers liked to keep their distance and maintain a more dignified and refined look.

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Dallas Cowboys Jerseys and Memorabilia Shopping

Professional football is one of the top sports that people are interested in watching. One of the most popular teams among people is the Dallas Cowboys. But you dont have to be from Dallas to love the Cowboys, nor do you have to be from Florida to love the Dolphins, or any other team for that matter. So far the Cowboys have 5 league championships, and 5 super bowl championships under their belt. The Dallas Cowboys originally known as the Dallas Steers and then the Dallas Rangers, finally settled on the name “Cowboys” for the 1960 season. Since the Dallas Cowboys are such a popular team you can bet many people buy Cowboy apparel including but not limited to Jersey’s, Hats, Jackets, T-shirts, even house ware items! Some of the most popular items with in those categories however are things like Tony Romo Authentic Jersey’s, Dallas Cowboys Throwback Jerseys, Troy Aikman Jerseys, Emmit Smith Jerseys and of course Dallas Cowboy Super Bowl Memorabilia.

Just about anyone can find any of these items for sale online. But where is THE best places to look? Who has the best prices? Lets take the Emmitt Smith Jersey into account on this. If you buy it from the Dallas Cowboy e-store you can expect to pay at least $79.99 for a Legend Jersey. Thats a lot of money! If you buy it from an auction site like eBay you can expect to pay somewhere around $25-$40. OK that sounds a little better! Some people absolutely will pay any price to buy from a well known store. Other people just want the jersey and dont mind if its from a site like eBay. I could go either way personally. Ive found things on eBay that were $400 in the OFFICIAL store, and on eBay it was selling, brand new, tags still on for $100. Its all about personal preferences, I think.

If you are going to buy things on eBay theres a few things you need to know. Firstly when looking for a jersey or anything else, you have to know where to look and what to look for. If your looking for a jersey by a certain team player, your best bet is to start your search with that. Example, you want a Troy Aikman hat and you dont know where to look on eBay. When you search for hats, 5million results come up. So instead search for Troy Aikman hat(s). This will most likely bring up hats involving Troy Aikman. Or just search for Troy Aikman and then you can narrow your results on the sidebar menu (left hand side). Pay attention to the “product description” when your looking at items to potentially buy. Check out some of the acronyms. Theres a lot but Ill list some of the ones that have to do with the quality or newness of the item.

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