About the Author

Brandon grew up in Huntington Beach, California, and spent many years after high school as an award-winning Creative Director in Orange County. In 2008, Brandon decided to follow a passion of his, and went back to school for Aeronautical Science and went on to earn his Commercial Pilot’s License. He flew as a Corporate Pilot out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California for 10 years. Growing up a California Angels fan, and competitive 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 Professional use 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, and the FBI. He is also a historical consultant for television production companies and has been credited with ESPN, CBS, and sited on MLB.