Myth or Legend

  Is it a myth that men really do enjoy antiquing/collecting?

  Legend has it that 'M'antiquers or pickers are not as rare as you would think. Many collectors are up early scanning the newspapers, swap shops, auctions, estate sales, flea markets or antique shops scavenging for rare items. 

  Cars, barware, vintage signs, baseball cards, tools, video games, vinyl records, hunting and fishing memorabilia are some of the top finds in a 'M'antiquers book. A great number of guys use their unique finds to accessorize their garages, man caves and basements.

  What man cave is complete without a vintage car part or road signs displayed on a wall? 

  One of the most well-known vintage signs would have to be Route 66. This popular sign was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. Route 66 reduced the distance between Chicago and Los Angeles by more than 200 miles, which made Route 66 popular among thousands of motorists !

  They go as far as to decorate with antique lures, guns and vintage weaponry. 

  The rarest antique lure of all time would have to be the 1853 copper Giant Haskell Minnow. There's only one of them known to be in existence. The lure was sold at an auction in Waterville, N.Y. for $101,200.

 Collecting baseball cards is a favorite pastime to men as they were growing up. Closets, attics and even under a bed tucked away in a shoe box, across America are full of cards from every era. 

  If you know anything about baseball cards, it won't surprise you that Honus Wagner card sold for $3.12 million. Some say this card was the 'holy grail' of baseball cards.

  The question is, is it a Myth or a Legend? 

   Happy 'M'antiquing to all Men!