About the Author

Brandon grew up in Huntington Beach, California, and spent many years after high school as an award-winning web and graphic designer in Orange County. In 2008, Brandon decided to follow a passion of his, and went back to school to earn his Commercial Pilot’s License. He has since been flying as a Contract Pilot out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Growing up a California Angels fan, and competetive baseball player himself, he became a collector of baseball memorabilia from a very young age. In his twenties, Brandon began seriously collecting baseball memorabilia, starting with autographed balls. His interest turned toward collecting unsigned vintage baseballs from older eras, especially upon realizing their rarity. He sought the correct information regarding vintage baseballs, trying to build a chronological collection for his own enjoyment, but found this task more difficult than anticipated. He decided to complete his own research to find the information himself. This extensive research included reading 110-year-old Spalding Baseball guides, various baseball books, and even conducting interviews with avid collectors as well as the curators of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, finding even these experts could not answer most of the questions he had. Through hundreds of hours of dedicated and meticulous research, dozens of phone conversations and interviews, a trip to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, and a multitude of purchases, he was able to piece together details as no one else has, and created a valuable, unique, one-of-a-kind, historical source. He is considered one of the most educated and reliable sources on the subject of the baseball. Brandon now has one of the most complete chronological collections of American and National League baseballs. He remains active in the memorabilia community, and is a reference expert for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, several premier auction houses, and the industry's prominent autograph authenticators. He is also a historical consultant for television production companies and has been credited with ESPN, CBS, and sited on MLB.