Affordable Sports Memorabilia Gift Ideas for Men and Women Sport Fans
Do You Love to See Your Favorite Athletes? You May Want to Display Some Memorabilia in Your Home
Why Buy Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles
Many men and women who are enthusiastic sports fans enjoy following a favorite team or athlete. They often enjoy wearing ball caps and football jerseys, and dream of catching a fly ball during a professional baseball game.
When you buy the person you love an item of sports memorabilia, or he buys it for himself, it can be a real treat. In addition, as you can see below, while some types of sports memorabilia can cost thousands of dollars, other items can be purchased for less than $20 or $30. If you scroll through the Sports Collectibles section of Amazon, you will find items in virtually every possible price range, so don't be discouraged by items that seem high priced.
Sports memorabilia can include anything from an autographed poster that shows a popular sporting event or famous athlete, to sentimental favorites like a baseball from your first ball game. It even includes that soccer ball that your teammates signed when you were on your first soccer team at age six! Whatever sentimental feelings you have about a sport, a team or a particular player, it is fun to indulge yourself by collecting sports memorabilia.
Today, almost anything you want can be purchased online from sites like Amazon ... often at a really good price! You can get jackets with the logo of your favorite team, ball caps, sweatshirts, posters, balls and much more. I have even seen examples of stadium seats that have been removed from sports arenas that are being torn down. The seats are removed and sold. What a great addition for your den!
Listed below are examples of some of the sports collectibles that make great gifts for the sports fan in your life.
Professional photographers have taken pictures of almost every major event in sports history over the past 50 or 60 years. You can purchase posters for every major league team, and every major athlete, including many Olympic athletes. You can purchase posters that are either framed or unframed; you can also purchase them with and without autographs. Prices can vary from less than $10 to well over $100 for a framed, autographed poster.
While many sites sell these sports posters, I have found that Amazon has some of the best prices. I would start my search there and then expand to some of the niche sites if I cannot find what I want on Amazon.
Another popular gift for men and women are autographed sports balls, including tennis balls, golf balls, basketballs, baseballs and footballs. Often these balls have been individually hand-signed, which can increase their value. They can be purchased both with and without a stand, and sometimes they are available inside a plexiglass case to keep them protected.
While some of these hand signed balls can cost $100 - $200, they are unique and can make a very special gift for the sports enthusiast in your family. However, sometime you can purchase a ball for much less. If your are really lucky, you may even catch a ball at a ballgame, and all you need then is to buy a display case to keep it protected.
In other cases, you can purchase a ball and buy the display case separately. An example is the display case shown below.
One of our daughters still has the signed soccer ball from her high school team. It is very meaningful for her and we bought her a display case on Amazon. It cost very little and is a perfect way to keep her ball clean and safe.
Autographed Sports Jerseys
Another popular gift idea for men and women is an autographed sports jersey. You can purchase baseball, basketball, soccer and football jerseys, as well as similar items from other sporting events.
When you decide to buy a sports jersey, you could decide to save money and purchase a moderately priced jersey without an autograph from their favorite team. You might even purchase one with the name of their favorite player. Any sports fan will certainly enjoy it. However, the true sports memorabilia collector will certainly hope that one day he will own a jersey that has been autographed by his favorite player.