with Tom Zappala, Rico Petrocelli, and John Molori
Hosted by collectibles expert and radio personality, Tom Zappala, Red Sox Hall of Famer, Rico Petrocelli, and Boston-area sports writer, John Molori, the sports collectibles video podcasts feature a rotating list of guest co-hosts and hobby experts from around the country who discuss the latest in the sports collectibles industry.
The show airs every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm EST on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora, PSACard/Radio.com, or you can ask Alexa! Listen every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. EST on WCAP 980 in Boston, TuneIn Radio WCAP.
Host of the nationally-distributed sports collectibles video podcast, The Great American Collectibles Show, Tom Zappala is a collectibles expert and radio personality. Passionate about our National Pastime and collecting sports memorabilia, Tom loves talking sports and trends in the collectibles hobby with his co-hosts and industry guests. He co-authored the award-winning books: The T206 Collection: The Players & Their Stories, The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players, The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs, Legendary Lumber: The Top 100 Player Bats in Baseball History, An All-Star’s Cardboard Memories, Baseball & Bubble Gum: The 1952 Topps Collection, and The Diamondbacks Collection: 50 of the Greatest Cards in Sports Collecting History. Tom also authored Bless Me Sister, a humorous look at his experience attending an Italian parochial school, and hosts the popular Italian-themed video podcast, The Sicilian Corner.
A sports icon in Boston, Rico Petrocelli defined the position of a “power-hitting” shortstop in his 13 years with the Red Sox. In 1969 he was the first shortstop to hit 40 home runs in a season, a record that stood until broken by Alex Rodriguez in 1998. Petrocelli has worked as manager, coach, and TV analyst for the Pawtucket Red Sox, a radio/television analyst for the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners, and host of a weekly sports talk show on Boston’s 1510AM “The Zone.” In addition to co-hosting The Great American Collectibles Show, he co-hosts the popular Sirius MLB Radio show Remember When with Ed Randall of New York’s WFAN. Rico is the author of Tales From the 1967 Red Sox Dugout and he contributed to An All-Star’s Cardboard Memories.
A rotating co-host on The Great American Collectibles Show, John Molori is a Boston area sports journalist and radio personality. His media credits include ESPN, SiriusXM, Fox, Comcast, NESN, ESPNW.com, Patriots Football Weekly, Boston Metro, Providence Journal, Lowell Sun, The Eagle-Tribune, Boston Baseball Magazine, Northeast Golf Monthly, and EBSCO Publishing. He contributed to The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players, The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs, Legendary Lumber: The Top 100 Player Bats in Baseball History, Baseball & Bubble Gum: The 1952 Topps Collection, and The Diamondbacks Collection: 50 of the Greatest Cards in Sports Collecting History. His awards include New England Emmy Award, CableACE, Beacon Award, and the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters Award.
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with Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo
Hosted by Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo, this popular show is about two Italian guys talking about anything and everything. Enjoy Tom and Mike’s humorous and irreverent look at their cultural roots. “If it’s Italian, the boys will talk about it.”
Boston area business man and radio personality Tom Zappala has co-hosted the lighthearted Italian-themed video podcast, The Sicilian Corner since 2002. He loves to discuss the cultural nuances of Italian life, in particular, is it called Sauce or Gravy! Proud of his Italian heritage, Zappala authored Bless Me Sister, a humorous look at his experience attending an Italian parochial school. He has also co-authored seven award-winning books about sports collectibles, and hosts The Great American Collectibles Show video podcast which airs nationally every week.
Co-host of The Sicilian Corner since 2002, Mike Lomazzo enjoys sharing his humorous outlook on life with viewers and listeners every week. He is the CEO of The Deville Group, an investment firm located in New Hampshire, and president of Milo Enterprises, a communications and entertainment booking agency. Mike and Tom’s irreverent look at their cultural roots makes for an entertaining and fun hour every Friday morning.