Editorial On Game Worn used Uniforms collecting By Jim Yackel

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Jim Yackel is the president and owner of Jim's Jerseys at www.JimYackel.com. His passion for sports and the equipment worn in those events led Jim to first become a collector and then a dealer of game-worn/used football, baseball, and hockey uniforms and equipment. Jim's Jerseys was founded in 1999 and quickly became one of the collecting hobby's most trusted sellers of jerseys, helmets, bats and other equipment used by pro and college teams and athletes. Over his career, Yackel has handled thousands of uniforms spanning the 1970's to the present day. He has made bulk-purchases of uniforms from many pro and college teams in addition to acquiring items from experienced and knowledgeable collectors. Uniform and equipment collectors rely on Mr. Yackel's knowledge, expertise, trustworthiness and integrity to guarantee that the game-worn/used items they purchase from Jim's Jerseys will be 100% genuine and authentic. Not only is HONESTY-INTEGRITY-AUTHENTICITY the Jim's Jerseys motto, it is Jim Yackel's professional creed. Christian faith and values are the guideposts by which Jim operates this company.

In addition to running Jim's Jerseys, Yackel is a freelance columnist, sharing his wealth of experience by writing about the game-worn/used uniforms hobby for Sports Collectors Digest and Gridiron Greats magazines. He has also contributed informational articles to Beckett Football magazine.

Prior to succumbing to the game-worn/used uniforms fever, Jim was a rock-n-roll guitarist, singer and songwriter with two album releases to his credit. With the band Groovetown Fire Department, a CD and cassette by the same name were released in 1994. The year 1996 saw the release of Jim's solo cassette release entitled Petition. After retiring from music in 1998, was prompted to make music again and released his first Christian/Rock CD titled Agapé in October of 2007. The follow-up CD, titled So Very Soon is scheduled for a Spring 2009 release if financial backing can be secured.

Jim's Statement Of Faith:

"I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior in the year 2000. I was prompted to accept Christ after beginning to read the Left Behind book series written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Accepting Christ was the most natural thing I have ever done. I had believed in God ever since early childhood and had THOUGHT that I was a Christian, but had never put it all together--that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life--until I was awakened early into the first Left Behind book. I am a sinner--we are all sinners--and Christ died on the cross and paid that sin debt in full. Three days later, Christ was raised from the dead by God the Father and lives in heaven at God's right hand as part of the Holy Trinity--the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives in all of us who have accepted Christ's gift of merciful salvation.

I am blessed to have this business known as JIM'S JERSEYS. Knowing that I am deeply blessed, I endeavor to operate this business in a manner which glorifies God. That is the basis and foundation for the Jim's Jerseys motto, which is Honesty-Integrity-Authenticity. My goal is to do unto others as I would have them do unto me. If I don't believe that a game-worn/used item genuine, I won't sell it. I will treat you with courtesy when you inquire about items I have for sale. I have no desire to rip you off or otherwise take advantage of you.

My favorite Bible verses are:

JOHN 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

PROVERBS 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.

JOHN 14:6 Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me."

ROMANS 10:9 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Have you lately been feeling the desire to ask Christ to be your Lord? Would you like to take Him up on His promise of eternal life? He died so that we may live. If you are truly ready for Him, pray the following prayer:

Lord Jesus, I know that I'm a sinner. I know that I have broken your commandments, and fallen short of your standards. But I thank you that you have loved me and you have called me to yourself. So, I turn from my sin right now and I choose to believe in and follow you. Be my Savior, Be my Lord, Be my God from this moment forward. Thank you for calling me, and loving me, and accepting me....In Jesus' name I pray, Amen

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