Grey Flannel to offer free appraisals at hoops HOF

Grey Flannel Auctions’ will offer a free sports appraisal event – dubbed Sports Appraisals at Center Court – from 2-8 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. The event marks the launch of a new partnership between the Basketball Hall of Fame and Grey Flannel. All types of sports collectibles, equipment, apparel, cards and autographed items will be welcome at the event.

“Our company has had a long involvement with vintage and collectible items from all major sports – baseball, football, hockey, basketball and others,” said Richard E. Russek, president of Grey Flannel. “We’re excited to see what will turn up at our appraisal event, whether it’s from already established collections or straight out of people’s attics. This will be a great opportunity for anyone owning a collectible sports item to find out exactly what it’s worth, and free of charge.”

The specialists who will be on hand include Nick Coppola (uniforms), Joey Esposito (cards and programs) and Jimmy Spence (autographs). As a bonus, any individual who brings in a sports item or items for complimentary evaluation will also be given free admission to the Basketball Hall of Fame. For additional information on Sports Appraisals at Center Court, call (631) 288-7800, visit or e-mail

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