Historic Sports Collection Featured on National TV

Velocity Channel to feature SPORTS IMMORTALS on 'Million Dollar Collections'

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Discovery Network's channel, Velocity, will feature the world-renowned Sports Immortals® collection on their new program, 'Million Dollar Collections', premiering this week on Tuesday, April 10th at 8:30 pm and 11:30 pm and airing again on Wednesday April 11th and Saturday April 14th. Containing over one million items, Sports Immortals® is by far the largest and most extensive collection of sports memorabilia in the world, valued in the millions. The collection is revered by collectors and sports historians across the globe with artifacts ranging from Babe Ruth's 1934 bat, Michael Jordan's rookie jersey, Lou Gehrig's 1927 baseball glove, Muhammad Ali's 1960 Olympic sweatshirt, Jim Thorpe's Carlisle Indians football jersey and the extremely rare Honus Wagner "T206" card. The Sports Immortals® collection, owned and curated by collector Joel Platt, has been recognized by the Smithsonian Institute as "absolutely the most outstanding single collection of all sports" and Leland's Auction House has called it "The finest sports collection in the world...bar none." 

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Joel Platt's collecting journey began after being injured in a gasoline explosion at the age of four and his parents began buying him baseball cards to help entertain him during the long days of recovery. Since then, Joel Platt has spent six decades curating sports mementos that are the nucleus for the development of numerous Sport Immortals® Projects, including traveling exhibitions, movies, books, merchandise and the Sports Immortals 'Hall of Fame' Complex.  This national treasure will showcase the most important artifacts from the worlds of baseball, football, basketball, boxing, hockey, tennis, golf, the Olympics and more. "We are currently developing several Sports Immortals projects that will take visitors on an inspirational and entertaining journey through sports history – honoring the pinnacle of athletic achievement – from the earliest record of sports to the contemporary heroes of today," said Jim Platt, Vice President of Sports Immortals®. "The timing of the Velocity Channel feature is perfect for us for it allows millions of sports fans and organizations an opportunity to view a selection of items from the 'secret vault' of Sports Immortals and learn about our goals." 

One of the premier projects currently on-deck is the Sports Immortals 'Mobile Museum Experience' which will bring a glimpse of this historic collection to sports fans across the country. "This unprecedented attraction is one of the most technologically advanced and interactive, giving visitors the opportunity to experience a sampling of this 'one of a kind' collection up close and personal," commented project co-creator David Christensen of Clearpath Entertainment."We have been extremely excited by the positive reaction and support this ground-breaking project is receiving from sponsors and cities across the country." Sports Immortals founder, Joel Platt, added, "We anticipate launching the Sports Immortals 'Mobile Museum Experience' in early 2013 as the first step in the manifestation of my dream to perpetuate the memories of the world's greatest athletes."

Sports Immortals Inc. is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. The current facility includes the Sports Immortals 'Showcase Museum' which features a selection of items from the world's greatest athletes and a Memorabilia Store offering thousands of items for purchase. Sports Immortals is a registered trademark of Sports Immortals, Inc. www.sportsimmortals.com 

Million Dollar Collections takes you inside the most spectacular private collections in the world. For these magnates, success in the business world was just the beginning, so they have scoured the earth for pieces of modern history to call their own. These are without a doubt the most important artifacts of our times. But perhaps more intriguing than the items themselves are the stories of why they were acquired. From inside their personal museums, curators and owners tell the tales of how and why they did it.  http://dsc.discovery.com

Media Contact: David Christensen, Clearpath Entertainment, +1-603-703-4881, dc@clearpathentertainment.com

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SOURCE Clearpath Entertainment



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