Is Your Autographed Sports Memorabilia Authentic

You just purchased a baseball that was signed by New York Yankee great Derek Jeter. But in a world where fake autographs and sports memorabilia is prevalent and people will do anything to make a buck, are you sure that autograph is real? If the baseball came with a certificate of authenticity from Steiner Sports Memorabilia, you can rest assured your Derek Jeter sports collectible is real.

The FBI estimates that about 50 percent of pro sports memorabilia is fake. This fraud costs the industry nearly half a billion dollars in losses each year. Steiner Sports Memorabilia assures it customers of the authenticity of their sports collectibles. According to our research Steiner has exclusive autograph deals with stars like Derek Jeter, Tony Hawk, Joe Torre and Eli Manning just to name a few. To assure buyers that their autographed sports memorabilia is authentic, a Steiner Sports representative personally witnesses the signing. The athlete then signs an affidavit affirming the autograph is authentic. The sports collectible comes with a certificate of authenticity and a tamper-resistant seal.

Most collectors of sports memorabilia have at least one item from Steiner Sports Memorabilia. The company, based in New Rochelle, New York, has been one of the leading providers of pro sports memorabilia since it opened in 1987. Their scope of products goes beyond baseball. The company has products from football, basketball, hockey and just about every other sport.

What kind of pro sports memorabilia can be found from Steiner Sports? You can find everything from the typical collectibles such as sport balls, jerseys and pictures. But Steiner Sports also has unique collectibles such as a 2005 AL East Championship Champagne Bottle autographed by Jeter. Other one-of-kind pieces of authentic sports memorabilia includes a boxing glove autographed by Jake LaMotta, a New York Yankees championship coin set that is framed and a used locker room chair from the 2006 New York Mets. If you have an item you would like signed by your favorite pro athlete, you can send it in to Steiner Sports and they will make every effort to get it signed. The company also has sports collectibles from past sports stars such as Hank Aaron, Pete Rose and Muhammad Ali. Steiner Sports also has pictures of some of the greatest moments in sports history. These include the famous Muhammad Ali-Sonny-Liston fight and Hank Aaron’s 715th home run.

Sports collectibles and pro sports memorabilia are a billion dollar business in the United States alone. If you are a serious collector of pro sports memorabilia, purchasing a Steiner Sports product is one of the best investments you can make. Because of the guaranteed authenticity from Steiner Sports and limited availability , the price of the sports collectible will only increase in value as it ages.

Tips & Guidelines For Buying Sports Memorabilia

Buying sports memorabilia can be a great hobby for collectors or just a great gift to buy for a friend, loved one, or even yourself. Here are some tips & guidelines on what you should look for when you buy sports memorabilia and sports collectibles.

o A certified signature of a professional athlete identifies a piece of sports memorabilia. The signature can appear on a ball, jersey, card, photo, helmet, bat, glove or other sports related equipment.

o It must come with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) issued by a well-known, reliable and credible company in the sports memorabilia industry.

o Whether in person, on the Internet or in a catalog, you should be able to see an image of the item before making a purchase.

o Make sure that you are getting an actual “Hand Signed” or “Autographed” item; not just some reprint or copy of the signature.

o Signed replicas and authentic sports items sold without signatures or COA are classified as “collectibles”

o Check for a hologram or serial number to come with the item

o Most reputable companies have a company representative witness the actual signing

Value of Sports Memorabilia

Sports memorabilia will most likely retain or increase in value based on several factors.

o The popularity and talent of the athlete

o The quantity of a particular item that is made available in the open market

o If the player becomes deceased after you have purchased the item or if the player is already deceased

o Players who inducted into the Hall of Fame or who have participated in events such as World Series, Super Bowl or Stanley Cup

o The condition that you keep your item once you purchase it. Always try to keep signed items away from direct sunlight by using cases with UV Protection when available.

NFL Apparel

The National Football League (NFL) is the highest level of professional and official American football. This association came into origin in the year 1920, and although it’s a completely player’s based association, the company spreads its arm to the common man in the form of NFL apparel.

This company has actually made it possible for people and sports lovers all across the world to support their own teams, wear the colors of their team’s dress all around the year, and resemble your team and favorite football player is all sense. So, now you don’t need to be in the stadium to get full spice of a football game with your favorite team playing on the ground. You can endorse your player’s and team’s apparel right in your house and create the same atmosphere of the real-life game sitting on your couch in front of your television set.

Based on which player or team is performing well every year and emerges a winner, the company releases its latest range of NFL apparel. This includes apparels such as top NFL player-based jerseys, such as Peyton Manning jerseys, Philip Rivers jerseys, Brett faver jerseys, Eli manning jerseys, tony room jerseys, Brandon marshell jerseys, and other apparels such as drew brees t-shirts, mark shensez t-shirts, etc. so, based on which player you like and worship from the world of football, you get to buy his t-shirt or jersey from the NFL official website at the NFL apparel wholesale price.

The NFL apparel for men, women and kids offers a large inventory of clothes that suit all sexes and all age groups, right from children to youngsters to adults. For one same foot ball player, you can get clothes for yourself, your husband/wife, your kids and your parents. This marks an extremely noteworthy feature of this range of apparels from this company because this way, the whole family can feel the real essence of the game by endorsing and dressing up in clothes of although their own choice (jerseys, t-shirts, etc.) but all based on the player, they like the most and support in the game.

The most recent collection from this website in its range of apparels is the 2010 hall of fame, which has been made available for everybody on the official online store of the NFL. The hall of fame collection comprises a range of apparels such as the hall of fame gear, jerseys, women apparels, men apparels, kid’s collection, youth apparels, collectibles, DVDs, hats, caps, and many more things.

Out of everything that the NFL range of apparels comprises, the most famous include jerseys, hats, caps and t-shirts. The kid’s collection has also made a lot of money for the company with its big market in and around America. With this huge store available online, you can order your NFL apparel from anywhere and get your shipment delivered in just few days. The company also provides a one-month money back guarantee, along with ample gift certificates and discounts that you can avail while making your apparel order on the website.

Bass Fishing Union Lake New Jersey

Union Lake is southern New Jersey’s largest freshwater body of water. It is considered the premier lake in this area for angling. It has had a history of providing good fishing for a variety of species. The lake was constructed in the 1790s, and later in 1868, it was sold to the Millville Manufacturing Company, and a new dam was built downstream of the original, and it significantly increased the size of the lake. Union Lake is located in Millville, New Jersey, right off Route 49, about 45 minutes from the Delaware Memorial Bridge. It is part of the Union Lake Wild life Management area, and is located on the Maurice River Drainage.

The lake and it’s surrounding properties were purchased by the New Jersey Fish Game and Wildlife in 1982, and the Division reconstructed the dam in 1989, and built a fish ladder in 1990. This enabled anadromous fish to spawn above Union Lake.

Union Lake is 898 acres, with an average depth of 9 feet, with a maximum depth of 27 feet. The water in Union is highly productive due to the high fertility of the soil around the lake. It has a brown humic color, and is subject to algal blooms in the summer. The lake develops a thermocline in the summer at about 10 feet, and there is a lack of dissolved oxygen at about 15 feet. There is a variety of vegetation, both emergent and submerged, with some laydowns, and islands with lily pads throughout the lake.

There have been man made structures added also, such as Christmas tree reefs and tire reefs at various locations throughout the lake. There are two boat launches at Union that are available to the public.

The ramp located on the Southeast end of the lake is owned by the city of Millville. The other ramp located on the West shore of the lake, has parking available for 50 car and trailer rigs, and is owned by the Division of Fish Game and Wildlife. The parking lot and ramp are fantastic, and it is lighted for night time fishing also. There is a 10 hp maximum on the lake. There are also shoreline angling areas around the lake.


The main forage base in Union Lake are Alewife and Gizzard Shad, and the population in the lake is very good. There are also a good population of panfish, including Crappies and Bluegill. While most of the Crappie and Bluegill that are caught are of average size, there are a few trophy class fish caught each year by skilled anglers. There are also some Channel Catfish and Pirate Perch, along with some Swamp Darters.


Fish species found in the lake are Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, White Perch, Striped Bass, Chain Pickerel, Channel Catfish, and Sunfish of several varieties. The Smallmouth Bass population in Union was small, so the State has been doing some stocking to increase the population, but they are still greatly outnumbered by the Largemouth Bass, although in the past few years the size of some of the smallmouth caught has been good, with some anglers reporting catches of Smallmouth that exceeded 4 pounds.

The Stripers that are in Union come from anglers releasing them from the Maurice River population into the lake. There is currently an advisory on Largemouth Bass and Chain Pickerel, because they exceed the level of Mercury allowed.

The best locations for Smallmouth Bass are around the dam and adjacent sandy shoreline, and across the lake by the Millville ramp around the rip-rap and near the stumps and deep water structure. Some of the Smallmouth I caught in Union were around 3 pounds, which is a nice size smallmouth for this area. The Largemouth Bass will hold on traditional structure in the lower end of the lake, such as the brushy areas along the shore near the Dam, and in the coves on both sides. The Smallmouth that were above three ponds were hitting Rapala jerkbaits and Yamamoto “IKA” tubes.

There are also three artificial structures in this area, and they hold baitfish and Crappies, and subsequently bass. A good fish locator is required to find them now. One is located about forty yards off shore by the Millville ramp, the other one is about thirty yards up from the dam off the rip-rap bank. The third is on the adjacent shore by the sandy cliffs after the first cove by the dam. The best lures for smallmouth bass in these areas include a variety of tubes, small hair jigs in Brown and Black, and small crankbaits by Lucky Craft in crawfish colors. The largemouth here will hit a variety of soft plastics, but we have had the best luck on small worms and Senkos by Gary Yamamoto baits. The four and five inch models have been taking big Largemouth Bass from these areas.

About a third of the way up the lake from the dam, near the state boat ramp, there are two other artificial attractors made of Christmas trees and tire units. These areas also hold bass. a good tactic is using medium to deep diving crankbaits in this area, and bumping the structure as much as possible. Small straight tail worms and Senko’s also produce when cast to the structure and shoreline cover in this area. In the early mornings and late afternoon until evening, Largemouth Bass have been hitting walking type baits such as Lucky Craft “Sammys”, jerkbaits, and Terminator “Ball Buster” buzzbaits in this area.

The next area to try would be near the upper end of the lake on the West shore. There are marsh reeds and lily pad fields in this area and they hold a good deal of large bass and Pickerel. The best baits for here would be weedless topwaters such as a Top-Prop and other buzzbaits worked around the edges of the cover. Small worms in four inch sizes, and Senkos cast to the edges of the deep weedlines here will produce in the daytime. Also, this year we have had a good deal of bass hit Spider Grubs on a light Tungsten weight or even rigged Texas style and cast to the edges of cover rigged weightless. There are a variety of Spider Grubs, but I like the ones made by Gary Yamamoto the best. The earth tone colors are easy to match to the forage and water color.

The last place you should try is in the upper end of the lake on the right hand side right before it turns into a narrow, winding, swamplike area. There is a Christmas tree reef in this area mixed with other vegetation that you should work with five inch Jerkbaits in Gold/Black colors and other soft plastics in Pumpkin and Purple.
The pads on the left side in this area also hold a good deal of bass that go to five or six pounds. Many largemouth were taken here by working the pads with a “Snag Proof Tournament Frog” in Black and Brown and a “Terminator T-1” spinnerbait in 3/8 ounce with Tandem blades with a Golden Shiner skirt. Buzzbaits took some largemouth as well from this area that exceeded six pounds. Other good baits to try in Union are lipless crankbaits like a Rattlin’ Rapala or Lucky Craft, and various types of spoons in the reedy areas for both Chain Pickerel and bass.


I like to have a couple spinning rods with a good reel such as a Shimano Sustain or Daiwa, spooled with six and eight pound test Stren. These are good for small grubs and the smaller Senkos. I also like to have a couple of good baitcasters such as a 6 1/2 to 7 foot G.Loomis with a medium and a medium/heavy action, with a Shimano Chronarch, spooled with twenty pound test Stren and a separate rod for cranking. I use a Lews Crankin’ Stick and a G.Loomis Cranking Stick for this with a Lews reel, spooled with ten pound test line. These reels are necessary to present the crankbaits properly and reduce angler fatigue.

Use these tactics at Union this coming year and you will increase your catch rate as well as your fun. Union has variety of scenery and wildlife and can provide a great day out for the whole family.

Jersey Cards – From Rare to Common

As an avid sports card collector, I have seen the days where cards were just cards. Even rookie cards were not marked. We all saw the rise and fall of sports cards in the early 1990’s. It seemed everyone was out to make a buck on older cards. Nowadays we see several different kinds of cards. We see base cards, autographs, inserts, parallels, and we also see a special kind of card that contains game or event used pieces of equipment players have used. Originally these cards were very rare and only contained pieces of a player’s jersey. These special cards are affectionately known as jersey cards.

Sometime in the late 1990’s someone had a brainwave to increase the value of regular sports cards. Until then, the only value in sports cards were either serial numbered rare cards (very rare) or rookie cards of special players. Rookie cards unfortunately were often overproduced limiting their value. Someone decided to purchase game used jerseys from players and cut them up into little pieces and put them on a sport card. This idea was an instant hit, mainly because at first they were so rare. You would have literally have to buy cases of a hobby box set in order to get the chance to land a rare card with a piece of a players jersey. These cards were rare and valuable indeed, and to the collector who was used to the plain card, quite beautiful.

Jersey cards had hit in full force. Collectors could not get enough of the chance to pull a card which had a piece of uniform on it which the player actually used. It was exciting times as these cards added a large amount of value to early sets. The excitement seemed to grow and as typical human beings, we wanted more. Card companies started buying jerseys in droves and putting jersey cards in all their main sets and people ate it up. The downside of course to this was that now jersey cards were starting to be more common, significantly limiting the value of each card. Jersey cards were being created for every player as well, so instead of finding that jersey card of your favourite super star, jersey cards starting appearing for part time players and fourth liners. The industry had changed; jersey cards were now standard and no longer rare.

To combat the fact that people were losing interest in jersey cards, card companies started to limit the print run of some cards. Some sets were now offering short print (or SP) runs of jersey cards, guaranteeing one or more jersey cards serial numbered in each hobby box bought. The variations of serial numbering would differ from set to set which directly affected the purchase price or supposed value of a set. Originally, if you got a jersey card which was numbered out of 1500, you were overwhelmed with joy. Of course as human beings we always want more. After this, it had to be out of 1000, then 500, then 250, 100, 50 and now the ultimate is that special 1 of 1 card. Card companies had hit the ultimate in jersey cards.

Over the following years and to current day, card companies still spit out several different types of jersey cards from unnumbered to those rare cards for a set in which only one is made. Besides this, card companies have increased the stakes adding jersey patch cards, jersey number cards and sports equipment cards (game used balls, hats, sneakers, skates, etc) all designed to quench the human desire for more. The only question now is where do we go from here? Will they produce cards only made of jerseys? Perhaps you’ll be able to get full jerseys in boxes. Only time will tell. For now though, the jersey card still has a special place in our hearts as the first memorabilia to get inside a pack of cards.

The Base Card – The Forgotten Trading Card

In today’s market, we see several different kinds of cards that a person can pull out of a sports card hobby box. We see fancy cards with autographs, jerseys, patches, numbers, balls, gloves, subsets, parallels etc. Lost among all these special cards people often forget about the base card. Each product produced has a base set, sometimes big, sometimes small. A lot of times these days with all the fancy cards out there, people forget to stop and appreciate the cards themselves. Many products produce a beautiful base set.

Back in the youthful innocence of hobby card collecting we saw nothing but base cards. If you look at the O-Pee-Chee and Topps products from the seventies and eighties, aside from a few “league leader” cards, every card was a base card. We forget about the thrill it was to pull a superstar base card out of a pack. When we were kids, pulling a Gretzky card out of any year was an amazing feeling. We used to live for the chance to pull one out of those thirty five cent packs we bought. I find today, people are hung up on the special rarer more valuable cards that can be pulled out of many products. Lost is the appreciation of the work that card companies put into making their base cards attractive and in some cases artful.

Many people nowadays only open products for the special cards in the box. A lot of times the base cards are given away or discarded as worthless. Let’s put this into perspective. We may have a product which advertises twenty-four packs in a hobby box which features eight cards per pack. If you do the math, that’s one hundred and ninety two cards. This product may advertise that you will get a special card on average in one in every four packs. That’s six special cards out of one hundred and ninety-two. Some of these products cost over one hundred dollars for one box. Doesn’t it sound silly to pay one hundred dollars for six special cards and discard the rest? It’s amazing how many people have discounted the base card as nothing but a waste of cardboard.

Of course there are always exceptions to this logic. The collectors who remember what it’s like to actually collect a set and not just a bunch of special cards with exceptional market value also realize the value in attaining an entire set of base cards. We forget that collecting a set is fun and gives us a sense of accomplishment when completed. This is the sign of a true sport card fan. If a person can look past the glitter of the special rare insert cards and focus on the actual “collecting” of sports cards in today’s world, then they remember what it’s all about. Our inner child can still prevail in today’s collecting world.

We have to realize that today sports card collecting is less of a hobby for children and more of a hobby (an expensive one at that) for grown men (and women). Grown men who collect though, also should take a look at how they collect and what they want out of it. We need to better appreciate the hobby we’ve chosen. Don’t throw away those base cards; look at them, read them, appreciate them, collect them. You will find a better appreciation for the hobby as a whole.

MLB Baseball History

No one knows for sure where baseball exacted originated. However, most baseball buffs will concur that the sport is based on the English game of rounders. In the United States, baseball became popular in the early 1800’s, originally known as townball. At a later date, the sport was renamed baseball. Throughout this period of time, smaller communities formed teams, while larger cities formed leagues.

There is some question as to who was the original founder of the rules of baseball. Some contend that Alexander Cartwright in 1845 published a list of rules which are still in place today. However, others contend that it was Abner Doubleday who invented the game. However, most baseball historians believe Alexander Cartwright indeed originated baseball.

The first ever recorded baseball duel was played in 1846 between Alexander Cartwright’s Knickerbockers who play against the New York Baseball Club. The Knickerbockers lost the game at the Elysian Fields, in Hoboken, New Jersey.

In 1857, a meeting has held and over 25 amateur teams from the Northeast clamored together to hash out rules among other things. The next year, the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed and the teams, needing financial assistance to support the league, intermittently charged the fans an admission fee.

The 1860’s brought about the Civil War and the interest in baseball, understandably, diminished. After the war, baseball’s popularity began to grown better than ever. The league’s growth resulted in fans being charged a regular admission fee to watch games. The fees were needed to support the league and the ongoing traveling. Winning became important. Although the league was comprised of amateurs, sponsors occasionally paid the players secretly so that the amateur players wouldn’t leave the team. The idea of paid players eventually became the norm. Today, baseball is one of North America’s favorite sports.

Sports – The Perfect Business

Name an industry that gets free advertising every day in every newspaper around the country? Still thinking? Here is another hint – they have web sites, radio shows, TV shows and entire cable channels dedicated to talking about them and their product? Give Up? The answer is sports.

What an incredible industry. Every morning Jerry Jones’ team has articles written about it. Free color pictures on the front page promoting his brand. Radio shows talking solely about his product for hours on end.

More than 30 million people play fantasy sports. The average player in fantasy sports spends about $110 a year on their fantasy teams, and that is mainly to have “bragging rights”. Some of us can remember back in the 1990’s when people played “rotisserie leagues”. Today ESPN, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sportsline and others have very sophisticated online systems to manage leagues and get you information about your team, players and league standings.

They make a fortune on these sites from advertising because they know they have a market of 18 – 50 year old males earning over $50,000 a year and who spend more than two hours a week playing these games, reading the ads, and messaging their friends about the sports articles. Why are fantasy sports games so popular -because we love sports and the fantasy games feed the love.

In 2004, the CBS and Fox networks spent a combined $8 billion to broadcast NFL games for six years. In 1999 CBS spent $6 billion for the rights to broadcast the NCAA basketball tournament for 11 years. In 2006 Fox and TBS signed a combined $3 billion deal with MLB to broadcast a few games a week plus the post season. In 2001, the NBA signed a six year $3.4 Billion deal with Time Warner. Why are billions of dollars being spent to broadcast sporting events? Because we love sports they are making money on filling that love.

You get the idea. Sports are part of our lives. We have an insatiable appetite for sports. We emotionally connect to players and teams. They are our role models. Entire cities shut down when a championship game is being played or for the victory parade. Corporations invest millions and billions of dollars in sports related media because they can get a return on that investment.

Sports Marketing – Tiger Woods, Lebron James, Michael Jordan and countless others are not only great talents, but they are the stars of carefully crafted marketing plans. These marketing plans are geared towards raising their profile, creating interest in the fan base and expanding that fan base. This does not happen just because Tiger is a good guy. This happens because there are millions of dollars to be made. Thousands of hours are invested into these marketing plans – creating the images, the right words, the right message and the right media outlet.

There is a greater point here – the business of sports has successfully tapped into our emotions and our lives in a way no other business has.

Marketing 101 – When we have read the countless books on selling and marketing, we learned the best way to sell to a person is to tap into that person’s emotions. The ability to create and emotional attachment from the buyer to your product is priceless. Everyone remember the tire ad where the baby was sitting inside the tire giggling and looking cute. You’re not buying white-walled radials – you are buying protection for your children. No price is too steep for that.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could create this type of emotion that for a furniture store? Imagine radio shows talking about trundle beds, recliner sofas and nesting tables. Well it’s hard to get excited about china cabinets the same way we do about football – and we never will. The only things that tap into our minds like sports is politics and religion. Those will too quickly become controversial for the entrepreneur.

Back to selling and our emotions. The greater the emotional attachment people have to a product, the better for us. But not all of us are not going to be as successful at tapping into Joe Public’s emotion-meter with our business idea like the NFL or tire manufacturers. They have a big head start and deeper pockets than the rest of us.

What is an entrepreneur to do? How can you get people loving your product as much as the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Sorry to put it this way, but you probably won’t. But on the bright side, if you can’t beat them join them.

Sell Sports – Sports related businesses have a big plus going for them. You are already tapping into an emotional vibe that is deep-rooted and long-living. No need to try and build that positive feeling. ESPN has taken care of that for us. All you need to do is find some avenues in sports-related business to take advantage of this fervor.

Most of us do not have 700 million sitting around to buy the next NFL franchise coming up for sale. We need to reach for some lower hanging fruit. Let’s consider a couple of business models that allow you to take advantage of the sports machine that have less barriers to entry.

Sports Tickets – The secondary sports ticket market is a $10 billion a year business. Many people reading this are going to say “ticket scalping”. To them we say you are buying a limited supply of a product and reselling it on the open market to the highest bidder. Exactly how different is this from buying and selling houses? If we had the same moral indignation for ticket resellers and we do house flippers, Carlton Sheets would be flipping burgers.

Not every ticket has a worthy resale value. We need to separate the wheat from the chaffe. We also need to know where to sell our wheat, metaphorically speaking. There are several places that offer a quality education on how to venture into this market. They will educate any novice or intermediate on the secondary ticket market and keep them from making costly mistakes as well as make profitable deals. Look for something that not only gives you a “how-to” manual, but also provides you with information on a moving-forward basis. Ticket sale dates and presale codes are valuable items. The cost of the course is usually recovered in a few transactions.

Sports Memorabilia – While we found no guides on the best ways of breaking into this business, there are some well known technique amongst sports collectors that can help you. Send balls, jerseys, photos to sports stars asking them to sign it. If you include a self addressed return package, the odds of a player signing it and sending it back go way up.

A few samples on eBay for sports memorabilia include:

Mariano Rivera Signed Baseball $230
Mariano Rivera Signed Picture $70
Chris Carpenter Signed Picture $139
Ben Roethlisberger Signed Football $325
David Carr Signed Football $225

Not too bad of a return for an investment of a ball and some postage. Start listing on eBay and you are good to go.

For market research all you need to do is go out to eBay and look at some postings.

The perfect business will tap into people’s emotions to remove price from the equation as much as possible. Sports has accomplished this goal. Anything dealing with sports will invoke passion in people. All too often people’s highs and lows coincide with their favorite team. We leave the social commentary on this to other publications. For us entrepreneurs, understanding this emotional tie-in enables us to find opportunities to capitalize on these markets.

The Lingerie Guide to the Universe

Lingerie does for a woman’s body what seasoning does for food. Just as the spices and herbs enhances the flavor of food, corsets, bustier, gowns, sexy bras and thongs enhances the visual effects of a woman’s body. I don’t know what primitive man first discovered adding herbs and spices to food, but, God bless him. Don’t get me wrong… I believe food can be quite tasty without spices; however, it is even better with them. Same for lingerie.

Lingerie accentuates the shape of a woman. Women are beautiful on their own, but lingerie can give that extra kick that makes them bubble with flavors never before imagined.

As I thought about that, I realized I had just made a connection between lingerie and food. How odd, what a strange connection when you think about it. Is there any real connection between lingerie and food? What about everything else in the universe? I think lingerie is linked with the entire universe, and I am out to prove it. Let’s take a look at food first.

From Lingerie to Food:

1) Lingerie

loose T-shirt made of cotton, polyester, nylon or diaphanous chiffon that can be worn like a Babydoll.


[Synthesis / Alcoholic transesterification] ethylene glycol (doubly alcohol-terminated). Multifunctional monomers (i.e., glycerol) result in cross-linking


Glycerin is used in glycerin soap, in cosmetics and creams, in foods, in chemistry, and in glycerin mist.

Hence we come to food

2) Lingerie

French language, for women’s undergarments. These garments are eroticised in Western culture.




[Other paraphilias] sitophilia: sexual arousal from food.

And here we are at food again.

3) Lingerie

Merry widow

Merry widow -backed hook-and-eye flange, and the whole garment was lined with nylon voile. Nine long spiral wires were cased in black


[Historical uses] conspiracy theorists surmise that cannabis sativa was made illegal because the fibres from the hemp plant, used for fabrics


hemp (Cannabis sativa”) as a source of oil, food, fibre, etc. Yep, back to food again.

There you go, at least three ways lingerie is linked to food. What about other things?
Well, why not start with some of the obvious ones like sex:

Lingerie to Sex:

1) Lingerie

derived from the French language, for women’s undergarments. These garments are heavily eroticised in Western culture.


[History / Present day] at least in advertising. Sex became the main selling point, bringing to fruition a trend that had been building since at least the flapper era

Sex- see, I told you this one was obvious. Want a more obscure one?

2) Lingerie

French maid

French maid

They are a form of ladies’ Fantasywear that depending on design, details can be classified as lingerie


clothing, usually including lingerie, that people wear in the boudoir for living out Sexual Fantasies.

Sex- Not so obvious that time.

3) Lingerie



Worn after bathing or other activities where the wearer is nude to keep warm and/or preserve modesty in times of no immediate need to fully dress.


friend or family of the same sex


Ok, another easy one, love.

Lingerie to love:

1) Lingerie

French language, for women’s undergarments. These garments are heavily eroticised in Western culture.


is an aesthetic focused on sexual desire, especially the feelings of anticipation of sexual activity.


[See also] Virtues: Love, Romantic love, List of ethics topics

Love – See how easy that was?

2) Lingerie

French language, for women’s undergarments. These garments are heavily eroticised in Western culture.


Human sexuality

Human sexuality

[Topics in human sexuality] love

Love- Still too easy, lets see if we can make this link a little more challenging.

3) Lingerie



a garment made of towel like material and is typically worn at home after a bath or other activities where the wearer is wanting to cover up.


[Pop culture trivia / Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] the towel can even be used in melée combat. You can use it to hide from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Races from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ( this also links lingerie back to the title of this article and Hitchikers guide to the galaxy for which the title was modeled after.)

[Fuolornis Fire Dragon] They often accidentally adored things to bits and hurt the ones they loved because of their rocket-booster breath and park-fence teeth. (That reminds me. I wonder what my ex is up to these days.)


We did love, why not passion.

From Lingerie to Passion:




A gown worn as part of the religious dress of a cleric, chorister, monk, batizand, etc.


[Historical overview of choral music / Baroque music] passions and other music. He is also famous for his vast output in chorales, essentially stylistically harmonised


passions and other works. These harmonisations are so well known that Bach’s name is virtually synonymous with the chorale in


2) Lingerie

Corset by bone


[See also] Body modification

Body modification

teeth, and/or tongues, including amputation, burning, flagellation, piercing, skinning, and wheeling.


[Association with religion / Slavery] Flagellation of Christ, an episode in Jesus’ physical degradation leading to the Crucifixion. (See Passion) ( I’ll probably get letters on that reference)


3) Lingerie



it is a common garment for those who indulge in sexualized play-acting around ideas of infantilism.


[The psychology of infantilism / Psychological perspectives on infantilism] infantilism is usually regarded as a type of sexual roleplaying and is often viewed as a variation of BDSM.


[Various practices / Switching] BDSM may encompass practices such as erotic spanking, flagellation, such as flogging, paddling or whipping


[Association with religion / Slavery] Flagellation of Christ, an episode in Jesus’ physical degradation leading to the Crucifixion. (See Passion)( Just to make sure I get those letters, and possibly death threats, rolling in.)


Since I mentioned Jesus Christ in the last reference lets see how lingerie and the church are linked.

From Lingerie to Church:

1) Lingerie



[Compare] after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, a revolt by the guerrilla Protestant “Camisards”

Edict of Nantes

(1598) and ordered the destruction of Huguenotchurches, as well as the closing of Protestant schools

Church- That’s kind of a negative relationship, lets see if we can find a positive one.

2) Lingerie



A gown worn as part of the religious dress of a cleric, chorister, monk, batizand, etc., in various

Terminology: A vocal ensemble which sings in a church, or sings exclusively sacred music, is called a

Church – Yes that’s much better.

3) Lingerie


Garter (clothing)

Order of the Garter, which traces its history to the Middle English poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Middle English

[Literary and Linguistic Cultures] Middle English was one of the three languages current in England. Though never the language of the church, which was always Latin


I have no intention of picking on religion, shall we move on? Let’s try something people do in church, like getting married.

Lingerie to Marriage:

1) Lingerie


Garter (clothing)

and colorful garters were an object of display. In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, “cross braced” garters are an object of some derision.

Twelfth Night (play)

Olivia asks him to marry her. The play ends in a declaration of marriage between the Duke and Viola, and Olivia and Sebastian

Marriage – Bet you didn’t see that one coming.

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Garter (clothing)

Groom’s privilege to remove the garter and toss it to the male guests. The symbolism to deflowering is unambiguous.


especially in regards to religious views of retaining one’s virginity before marriage. The term maiden


3) Lingerie



1846 the New York Knickerbockers played the first game of “base ball” organized under those rules, in Hoboken, New Jersey, and were trounced 23 – 1

Hoboken, New Jersey

[Demographics / Post World War II] There are 19,418 households out of which 11.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 23.8% are married couples living together


Too easy so far? Well, I own a lingerie and biker clothing store. Many have wondered what the relationship is, so, shall we try that?

From Lingerie to Motorcycle:

1) Lingerie

Corset by bone


Corsets are typically constructed of a flexible material (like cloth or leather) stiffened with boning


[Forms of leather / Leather from other animals] Leather is used to make items which need to be strong but flexible, such as motorcycle gloves.


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is a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils. Chemise is the French term. Italians called it a “camicia”.

French language

[History / Modern issues] There is some debate in today’s France about the preservation of the French language and the influence of English (see franglais)


old motorcyclist that I loved (play on “mieux vaut tard que jamais” — better late than never)


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is a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils. Chemise is the French term. Italians called it a “camicia”.

French language

[Geographic distribution / Modern issues] Also, there are some French speakers in Lebanon, Cambodia, Egypt, India (Pondicherry), Italy (Aosta Valley)


[Transportation / Civil war and genocide] The locals normally use automobiles, motorbikes and buses. Velotaxis are an additional option often used by visitors.


4) Lingerie



bedjacket is a light jacket, usually a peignoir, worn to bed while sleeping.


jacket is a light coat.


The coat as an article of clothing for humans

Coat (clothing)

[Types of coats / Modern coats and jackets] Motorcycle jacket, a leather jacket, usually black, worn by motorcycle riders


5) Lingerie



In erotic or costume use, they are usually referred to as catsuits


Unlike a unitard, its use rarely involves sports, and it may be made of leather, rubber, PVC, or velour


[Forms of leather / Leather from other animals] Kangaroo leather is used to make items which need to be strong but flexible, such as motorcycle gloves, jackets, mask, and skull caps.


Sorry about the two additional references, they are my passions. My shop is located in Augusta Ga. What is the link?

Lingerie to Augusta Georgia:

1) Lingerie



[The history of the chemise] women’s shifts did not fall out of fashion until the early 20th century, when they were generally replaced by brassieres, panties, girdles, and


[Underwearing / Present day] The animated cartoon character Homer Simpson is often depicted sitting on his couch in his briefs drinking.

Homer Simpson

[Overview] Dooooh” from the films of Laurel and Hardy.

Laurel and Hardy

[Oliver Hardy] (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia near Augusta, Georgia, in the United States of America.

Augusta, Georgia

(bit of a stretch on that one, lets try it in reverse)

1) Augusta, Georgia

[Famous Augustans] Laurence Fishburne, actor

Laurence Fishburne

as well as a recurring role as “Cowboy Curtis” alongside Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) in the CBS children’s television show.

Paul Reubens

[Arrest II] as he stated that he was a collector of “erotic artwork” and he had a sizable collection of vintage erotica.


[See also] lingerie (erotic underwear)


That one was a little more difficult. Shall we try something really ambiguous. Say, a Mountain?

From Lingerie to Mountain:

1) Lingerie



is a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils. Chemise is the French term. Italians called it a “camicia”.

French language

[Geographic distribution / Modern issues] Vanuatu


[Geography] – are also claimed by the French overseas department of New Caledonia. Most of the islands are mountainous and of volcanic origin.


2) Lingerie

French maid

French maid

They are a form of ladies’ Fantasywear that depending on design details can be classified as lingerie


or French Maid or Fraulein outfits ensembles, or by the use of materials such as PVC, Satin or Rubber


and plain weaves are the 3 basic types of weaving by which the majority of woven products are formed.


Plains may be more suitable for farming than plateaus or mountains.


3) Lingerie

Corsage by elastic


bouquet as a fashion accessory attached (usually) to dress


A group of television channels owned by the same company, e.g. British Sky Broadcasting or Turner Broadcasting

Television station

Because some regions have had difficulty picking up over-the-air signals (particularly in mountainous areas), direct-to-home cable or satellite stations provided service.


Mountain not big enough? How would we link lingerie to the world?

Youth Baseball Uniforms – Know More About Your Uniforms

Baseball is enjoyed by all Americans with true spirit and many youngsters are highly obsessed with the game. The true American spirit of choosing the best or inventing the best when none was found is applicable for baseball uniforms as well. This is how Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York City came up with a baseball uniform for the club’s players in 1849. It was the stepping stone for a technological revolution in sports uniform. Almost 150 years later, baseball uniforms have grown up to a very large extent from the simple white T-Shirts used by Knickerbocker Club.

To make sure you are using the right uniform, you need to know the different parts of uniforms and the most desirable material for each part. You can classify the uniform as follows:

1. Jersey – Jerseys have a significant role to play when it comes to offering protection to players who are wearing them because these covers chest, arms and backbone. Earlier, thick cotton was the materials used to make jerseys but today, nylon and polyester mixture of fabric is widely used. Jerseys come with an inner layer which is filled with thick absorbents that is supposed to protect the player from impacts as well as absorb sweat from body. Baseball pants also use similar strategies with thick padding on knees and areas where chances of impact is high

2. Caps – Majority of the players use simple fabric based caps that come with the label of team name or player number.

3. Gloves – Unlike traditional games, baseball gloves are wide with the intention of catching the ball. Gloves are usually wide and come with excellent quality patent leather to provide the necessary protection to arms.

4. Boots – Baseball boots and stockings have two functions to serve. It helps the player to maintain good grip in the pitch and also act as a protection shield for the player’s feet.

There are several merchants from whom you can find a very good deal on these uniforms. Many online stores offer massive discounts and combo offers and you should check out these sources to find a great bargain. Knowing these parts will help you to make sure that you are not missing out something.