Authentic Sports Collectibles – Fan Favorites
June 25, 2012
Authentic Sports Collectibles began as a baseball card store at the corner of 116th and Rangeline Road in Carmel in 2003. Since then, Dominique Ball has transformed the business into a wholesaling entity for sports collectibles including autographed photos and jerseys, dirt from stadiums and game-used items such as baseballs, bases and much more. For the past several years, Dominique has been supplying sports memorabilia to other retailers in the area and arranging signing events with famous sports figures at various locations. However, Dominique is excited to have his own retail presence again in his new store in Carmel City Center.
One of his favorite customer experiences happened at a signing event a few years ago with Pete Rose.
“This tough guy walked up to the signing table and ended up in tears upon meeting Pete Rose,” said Dominique. “He had Pete sign his arm and said that he was heading straight to the tattoo parlor to have it made permanent.”
For Dominique, these kinds of interactions make it all worthwhile.
“I love hearing the stories of when someone first met their favorite player. It brings them such happiness. I enjoy creating those memories for people,” said Dominique.
Authentic Sports Collectibles will be holding n Autograph Signing Event featuring legendary Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose on August 22nd at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling (317) 554-9906 and (317) 696-8285. Limit one (1) autograph per ticket. Items will be available for purchase in the store if attendees do not bring their own.