The GR8 American Collectibles Show
with Tom Zappala and Rico Petrocelli
Hosted by collectibles author and radio personality, Tom Zappala, and Red Sox Hall of Famer, Rico Petrocelli, and produced by XM Sirius sports radio personality, Lou Blasi, the baseball collectibles 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.
Listen every Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm EST on WCAP 980 in Boston, on Tune In Radio WCAP, on PSACard/Radio.com and view us on the Professional Sports Authenticator Facebook page or The Great American Collectibles Facebook page.
Tom Zappala is a businessman in the greater Boston area who is passionate about maintaining the traditions and historical significance of our National Pastime. He is co-author of the award-winning books The T206 Collection: The Players & Their Stories, The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players, and The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs. In addition to co-hosting a popular Boston area radio talk show, Zappala co-hosts The Great American Collectibles Show which airs nationally every week. As co-owner of ATS Communications, a multimedia and consulting company, he handles publicity and personal appearances for several authors and a variety of artists in the entertainment field. He enjoys collecting vintage baseball and boxing memorabilia using the simple philosophy of collecting for the love of the sport. Proud of his Italian heritage, Zappala recently authored Bless Me Sister, a humorous book about his experience attending an Italian parochial school.
A sports icon in Boston, 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 and as a radio/television analyst for the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners as well as hosting a weekly sports talk show on Boston’s 1510AM “The Zone.” In addition to co-hosting The Great American Collectibles Show, Petrocelli co-hosts the popular Sirius MLB Radio show Remember When with Ed Randall of New York’s WFAN.
Thank you to all of our Great American Collectibles Show sponsors, past and present!
National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC), Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Auction Report, Classic Auctions, Collectibles Insurance Services, CSA Shows, eBay, Goldin Auctions, JT Sports, Just Collect, Memory Lane Auctions, Mile High Card Company, MINT State, Pristine Auctions, PWCC Auctions, Robert Edward Auctions, SCP Auctions, Small Traditions, The Philly Shows, Topps Company, T206 Society
The Sicilian Corner
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.”
Listen to The Sicilian Corner every Friday from 10:00 am to 12 noon EST on WCAP 980 in Boston, on Tune In Radio WCAP, and view us on The Sicilian Corner Facebook page.
Mike Lomazzo is CEO of The Deville Group, an investment firm located in New Hampshire. He is also president of Milo Enterprises, a communications and entertainment booking agency. Mike and Tom have been co-hosting The Sicilian Corner Radio Show since 2002. Their irreverent look at their cultural roots makes for an entertaining and fun two hours every Friday.
Thank you to all of our great Sicilian Corner sponsors!
Atlantic Hospitality Group, Barrons Major Appliances, Cataudella Funeral Home, Colizzi Memorials, Debruyckere Law Offices, Dr. Charles Burliss, Essex Orthopedics, Hanover Street Chop House, Haverhill Beef, Hilton Oil, Lawrence General Hospital, Ristorante Euno, Tuscan Brands