Founded more than 30 years ago by Bob Pressley, BP Sports has become a leader in the sports memorabilia market. We provide collectors throughout the Southeast with quality products at fair prices while also taking pride in exceptional customer service. Whether you are looking for sports cards or autographed memorabilia, we are here to assist you with all your collecting needs. At 1,500 square feet, we are one of the largest hobby stores in the Southeast. We feature all types of sports memorabilia from vintage and modern sports cards to autographed memorabilia, vintage sports memorabilia, framed autographed pieces, and specialty pieces!
Why our customers choose BP Sports
We have experience and expertise … The hobby was a lot different when Bob Pressley began promoting sports card and memorabilia shows in the late 1980s. Bob’s shows were trendsetting and featured appearances by the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Hank Aaron, just to name a few. Bob has operated a retail store since then
We have a vast inventory … Our selection of authentic autographed memorabilia -- balls, photos, jerseys and framed pieces -- is virtually unmatched. And if we don’t have it, we have the network to find the items you want and can fill virtually any want list.
FOUNDER & PARTNER
A native of Trumbull, Conn., Bob graduated from Georgia Tech and then enjoyed a successful career with Toyota which took him to Florida and then to Atlanta in 1982. He began promoting sports memorabilia and autograph shows in 1986 and has operated a full-time retail store since 1990.
His memorabilia shows in the early 1990s were trendsetters in the memorabilia industry, as he held numerous shows that included most of the living baseball Hall of Famers of the time. Bob hosted shows with his boyhood idol, Mickey Mantle, seven times! Other key autograph guests of the time included Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Jo DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Joe Namath, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. During the Braves’ rise to prominence in the 1990s, Bob held autograph sessions with most of the key players, including Hall of Famers Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz.
In 2021, Bob attended his 33rd consecutive National Sports Collectors Convention. He still attends many of the major shows around the country and has a vast network of connections throughout the memorabilia industry.
Bob has two adult children and he and his wife Jackie reside in Ackworth.
Favorite Childhood Team(s): New York Yankees, New York Knicks