My name is Todd Tobias, and I grew up a sports fan in La Mesa, California. After realizing (at an early age, sadly) that I would not be a professional athlete, I was determined to still make my living in sports. Coupling a love of sports with an interest in history, I began amassing an overall knowledge of sports – events, stats, memorabilia, etc.
After college, I secured a position at the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum. This opened my eyes to new opportunities, and I began to take on new and exciting projects. I began graduate school in 1997, and completed the University of San Diego’s Master of History program in 1999.
I spent several years as the curator of The San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum, where I guided the research and development of museum exhibits of all sizes and subjects, ranging from baseball and football to skateboarding, street luge and many more.
As a trained historian with an extensive research background, I have written two books on periods of San Diego Chargers history, and my work has been quoted and published in numerous newspapers, magazines, web sites, on radio and television. My blog, Tales from the American Football League, combines the history and memorabilia of the AFL to educate readers on what many believe to be the most exciting league ever seen in professional football.
Over the years my expertise has been sought by professional teams, individual athletes and collectors for both public and private work. I have archived large collections of photographs and memorabilia, set up display rooms in homes, assisted in the sale of memorabilia collections, decorated team offices, and designed public exhibits.
I began Tobias Sports Projects as a unique sports-related entity that deals with sports and sports history. If you have a project relating to sports research, display, memorabilia, archiving or history, I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about it.