'The Ultimate Baseball Collector's Collection'
(Various / DVD / NR / 2007 / RHI Entertainment)
Overview: 'COLLECTING AMERICA' offers an inside look at the frenzied pace of buying and selling baseball artifacts, along with expert commentary provided by dealers, marketers, and manufacturers. Billy Martin hosts 'ULTIMATE BASEBALL MEMORABILIA,' a remarkable journey through the world's largest private collection of baseball memorabilia--the Barry Halper collection. He is joined by special guests Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, and Nolan Ryan.
DVD Verdict: The sport of baseball is rooted in numbers and statistics. Home runs, batting average, strikeouts, and earned run average are just some of the statistics that fans love to rattle off and use to debate which player or team is better. Here in this very compelling documetary 'The Ultimate Baseball Collector's Collection,' the first movie 'Collecting America' explores such fcats in analyzing just how baseball memorabilia has become one of the biggest businesses in the world.
The movie 'Ultimate Baseball Memorabilia' shows how a 1903 Honus Wagner baseball card all the way to Ty Cobb's false teeth can become the worlds most wanted tresures ... sometimes overnight! This, if anything, is a must-see for collectors who spend as much time amassing baseball mementos as they do keeping track of the game! This quite extraordinary look at the national pastime's rariest artifacts and treasures features insight, appearances and commentary from an impressive line-up of Major League greats, including Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Nolan Ryan and Babe Ruth. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.