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.
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 co-hosted the popular Italian-themed video podcast, The Sicilian Corner, for 22 years.
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.