Sports Memorabilia – Huge, Especially This Time of the Year
Sports Fans, If You Are Not Ready Yet, Get Ready !
The time of year that is the favorite of many sports fans is here once again. Americans, in general, love their sports. No other sport is as entertaining to fans as much as football. With football comes tailgating. Have you ever heard of tailgating at a basketball or baseball game? This is highly unlikely. If you go to a Braves game, you may pick up some goodies at the Varsity, or at McDonalds and bring them to the game with you. But you generally don’t grill in the parking lot before the game.
Sports fans love their football. Tailgating is popular for the fanatic about his favorite college football team, or the guy who is enthusiastic about his favorite team in the National Football League.
Since football is played once a week, this is the time to let it all out, and proudly display your team colors with your favorite sports memorabilia. If you are a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide or the Auburn Tigers, the winners of the last four NCAA National Championships, you want to let the whole world know that you are behind them. Perhaps your favorite team is the Baltimore Ravens or the New York Giants, the winners of the last two NFL Championships. No matter who your favorite team is, college or pro, wearing your team colors and logo’s is the best way to show your support.
College Football Collectibles
There is nothing more exciting than game day on a college campus. Thousands of people are tailgating, grilling, partying and having a good time. Most of the fans are usually for the home team, and are displaying their love for their teams by wearing the team shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. You will see a few fans for the visiting team. They also proudly display their team colors in their apparel.
Colleges with a rich sports tradition proudly display their team colors and logo’s on other things besides clothing. How about a set of Ohio State Buckeye coffee mugs, or two Oklahoma Sooner flags to display on your vehicle while driving to the game? Whatever your heart desires, you can find in with your favorite team’s colors and logo.
What about those hard to find items, such as, a Slippery Rock sweat shirt, a Gonzaga t-shirt or a hat representing the Yale Bulldogs? If you are living in New Haven, CT, Yale apparel is not hard to find. But what if you live across the country, and are a Yale fan? This is no longer a problem as it once was. College football memorabilia has become so popular, that you can get just about anything you want, for any team you want, no matter where you live. I personally love wearing a Notre Dame Fighting Irish hat sometimes. I am not necessarily a fan of the Irish. I just think it looks cool. Also, I like it because when it comes to college football, not many teams have the tradition that Notre Dame has.
Sometimes, ticket vendors like to wear a variety of team apparel. The funny thing about this is, they are fans of wherever they are selling tickets. If there is a big game at College Station, TX, you can bet that he wants to wear the colors and logo for the Texas A&M Aggies. This is just good for business.
Most people wear certain team colors because they want to display the team that is so close to their heart. However, there are other reasons people wear certain team colors. The most obvious is, they just look good. During basketball season, I like to wear a hat representing the Duke Blue Devils. This does not necessarily mean that I am a Duke fan. I just like the hat for two reasons. First, it just looks good. Second, when it comes to basketball, there is no national power that is greater than Duke. Some people like to wear a Slippery Rock sweat shirt. In fact, I met someone last year who was wearing this very item. When I complimented him for it, he merely explained, “I thought I’d do something different.”
No matter what someone’s reason for wearing certain team apparel may be, it is certainly one of the privileges life has to offer. Nothing is more exciting than the atmosphere surrounding college football season. College football collectibles will help someone to just be a part of a great celebration.
When it comes to the pros, it’s a whole new ball game. First, there are only 32 teams, so the selection is not as vast as that on the college scene. Second, it is not unusual for someone living in Mississippi to be an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers. Not every city in the United States has an NFL team. However, every city has fans who love NFL football.
I personally live in Alabama, but have been a Cleveland Browns fan for years. Also, when a standout college football player is drafted by the NFL, many fans of the college suddenly become fans of the NFL team that drafted him. When Cam Newton was drafted by the Carolina Panthers, many Auburn Tiger fans were immediately Carolina Panthers fans.
I know a gentleman who has two flag poles in his front yard. Usually he displays the American Flag on the left, and a seasonal flag on the right. Being an Italian, sometimes he displays the Italian flag. My point is, during the week of the Super Bowl, he will display official NFL flags for the two teams that have earned the right to play in this most prestigious event.
No matter the reason, or the occasion, NFL memorabilia is popular all across the country, and will continue to be from now on. This is the number one sport in the country today. There will always be NFL collectibles sold, not only during football season, but all year round.
Features and Benefits
Today, finding Sports Memorabilia is easier than it has ever been. If you want a certain item, representing a certain team, you can find it with no problem. It is readily available. These are some of the features and benefits today in the Sports Memorabilia industry:
- Access to NFL collectibles, NFL Apparel and NFL memorabilia to all 32 teams
- Merchandise that is officially licensed by the National Football League
- Access to College Sports collectibles, apparel and memorabilia for 60 teams
- Access to College Sports teams that are rare and hard to find, such as, Slippery Rock, Gonzaga and Butler
- Colleges not listed can be added
- Delivery to any location
In summary, there is no better way to show the love you have for your favorite team than to be dressed in your team’s colors. Even when you are on the golf course, you can still display your favorite team by wearing an official team hat. Sports memorabilia is one of the large industries in this country, especially this time of the year.
Now, it is time to show your spirit, and show off your favorite team. And finally, I hope your favorite NFL team wins this week. Also, I hope your favorite college team wins, unless, of course, they are playing my favorite team.