The Best Sports Memorabilia Gifts for the Holidays

Matt King@TheRealMattKingFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2011

The Best Sports Memorabilia Gifts for the Holidays

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    You won't find a more nostalgic group of people than sports fans.

    The one thing we love more than watching sports is talking about them, being reminded of our favorite moments or just being surrounded by them.

    For your sports fan this year, try some of these memorabilia options and watch their face light up. Remember, nothing says "I love you" quite like a cool bobblehead. 

Vintage T-Shirts

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    Vintage never goes out of style.

    Go retro with some cool t-shirts that look like you bought them at a thrift store, but really you paid good money for it. That's what's in right now.

Personalized Locker Room Sign

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    It's true, sports fans just want to feel like they're part of the team.

    Why not get them a personalized locker sign that really drives that point home. I'll admit, seeing "King" next to "Pujols" and "Carpenter" would be a pretty sweet deal for a Cards fan. 

Stadium Replicas

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    We love our stadiums.

    There's something about the look, the feel and even the smell of our team's stadium. 

    While you can't replicate all of that, it's still pretty cool to have your own version of it right inside your house.

    Why not put the Big House in your slightly smaller house.

Game Used Memorabilia

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    This is for those of you with a little extra cash on hand, but if you can afford it, this can be a pretty special present.

    Actually owning something that's a piece of history, like the signatures of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird on the floor that they've played on.

    That's something I'd show off at cocktail parties.

Signed Picture of Their Favorite Sports Moment

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    Here's one that every guy loves. The signed pictures of their favorite sports moment

    I know that there are certain scenes that give me goosebumps every time I see them, so to have the athlete who gave me that moment sign the picture is an extra special touch.

    You're telling me there's a Cardinals fan out there who wouldn't love to have David Freese up on their wall?

Team Bar Stools

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    If you're setting up a man cave, there is no better accessory than the team bar stool.

    There's definitely a throwback feeling to these things and having a team-centric seat is essential.

    So if you can handle it, get one or two of these for your sports fan, and they'll love you for it.

Grill Covers

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    Men love sports. Men love grilling.

    What else do you have to say?

    The only thing that would make this a better present would be to have someone to remember to put it back on after they're done grilling.


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    The pennant is just a classic.

    There's something very young about it, like it's something for a kid, but I don't think you ever get too old for one of these.

    This is a great stocking stuffer for your sports fan.


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    The bobblehead may be the most famous piece of memorabilia in sports.

    If you haven't had a chance to pick up one of these at a game, you can definitely grab one for your sports fan off Ebay or any number of sites out there.

    Once you get it, just ask it if that was a good present idea. I'm sure it will say yes.

Money Clips

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    Broker by day, sports fan always. What a better gift for this person than a money clip with their team's emblem on it?

    You know that when they pull out a big wad of money that they're a baller, but now you'll know that they're also a Packers fan.