Kevin Savage, who grown his childhood hobby into one of the major baseball card and sport memorabilia businesses in the country, will speak to the Exchange Club Tuesday.
His company, Kevin Savage Cards located in Maumee, is an internet-based business that caters to serious collectors and specializes in older vintage material, and boasts an inventory of millions of cards and other sports collectibles.
The company has six employees, all experts in different areas and specialties of collecting.
Widely considered an industry expert, he has written hundreds of published articles about card collecting, baseball card shows, and card values. He regularly buys collections from all over the country, and has made purchases in 49 of the 50 states.
He has been quoted in USA TODAY, and many other newspapers and hobby periodicals and regularly contributes to hobby price guides and serves on the board of the National Sports Collectors Convention, the industry biggest and most prestigious show.
“Our business is built on being a trusted broker between those who want to sell their sports collectibles and those who are actively collecting,” Savage said. “To be successful we must know the values of cards and collectibles, be experts in the area of authenticity and condition, and have adequate capital to purchase cards and collectibles when they become available.”
The Exchange Club meets at noon at the Bowling Green Country Club. Guests are welcome. Cost of the lunch is $13.
The Exchange Club is a service group supporting community youth, programs and events in Bowling Green.