eff Figler is one of the world’s leading experts on collectibles.
Jeff has authored over 600 published articles about sports, pop culture and historical/presidential collecting. He is a former sports columnist for the St. Louis Dispatch, STL Today, and has written for the San Diego Union-Tribune. In addition, his articles appear regularly in Basketball Times, The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, Collectors Journal, Sports Collectors Digest, and other magazines in the collectibles field. He has written for Bottom Line Personal and SportsBusiness Journal as well. He has been the Collectibles Editor for Hall of Fame Media and a syndicated radio talk show host through Sports Byline, heard by millions of people in 173 countries on the American Forces Network.
Jeff Figler is the author of six books on collectibles, including Collecting for Beginners and Collectible Wisdom. His latest book, Picker’s Pocket Guide to Baseball Memorabilia, was published by Krause Publications in December 2014, ranking #1 on Amazon.com in the Sports Memorabilia category. It is also available at some Major League Baseball team stores as well as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
Having successfully passed the USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) exam, Jeff is a Professionally Certified Sports Memorabilia Appraiser. He is also a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA).
Jeff is currently appraising the sports items at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In 2006, Jeff and his wife, Linda, established the Figler Foundation and Museum. The Museum has been featured by major media across the United States. Included in the Museum’s sports, historical/presidential, and pop culture galleries is a Honus Wagner baseball card (considered the “Holy Grail” of sports cards), as well as Beatles and Superman memorabilia, and a handwritten letter by every U.S. president.
How did Jeff get started? His mother, Millie, never threw away his baseball cards or comic books.
Jeff and Linda reside in St. Louis, San Diego, and London.