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Kansas City Royals Memorabilia

Kansas City Royals Memorabilia
Right on the border of Kansas and Missouri resides Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals franchise was dormant for nearly three decades until a core group of stars helped bring the passion back to the fan base. A long, trying rebuild finally ended in 2015 as the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets in the World Series to end a thirty-year title drought. General Manager Dayton Moore can take a lot of the credit for bringing winning baseball back to KC. Moore’s blueprint included the acquisition or drafting of Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon, Yordan Ventura, Mike Moustakas and more key players. This group of star’s autographs were highly coveted after the final out in New York City. Autograph prices nearly doubled for all players on the active playoff roster. The best items signed by Kansas City Royals would be a 2015 World Series Baseball. These balls commemorate the amazing series against the Mets. Throughout the years, Kansas City autograph collectors and fans have collected autographed jerseys, bats, baseballs and photos. A good Royals collection must contain the past and present. It is relatively easy to track down a signature from a member of 2015’s club but to truly honor the tradition of the Royals, a walk down memory lane is in order to boost a collection. Which players should a collector target? Where can they find these exclusive signed Royals memorabilia items? These and more will be answered below.

1985 World Series Memorabilia
Missourians will never forget the “I-70″ Series between the hated St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. The Royals ultimately came out on top but it took them seven games to cage the Cardinals. Manager Dick Howser orchestrated through the American League gauntlet with a 91-71 regular season record and a 4-3 series victory over the upstart Toronto Blue Jays. Not every Game 7 of the World Series is created equal, some include pitch-by-pitch, edge of your seat drama but in this Game 7, the Royals cruised to victory, 11-0 in front of a capacity crowd inside Kauffman Stadium. These World Series Champion Royals became immortal in the midwest. The World Series roster included: Lonnie Smith, Willie Wilson, George Brett, Frank White, Jim Sunberg, Steve Balboni, Darryl Motley, Buddy Biancalana and World Series MVP Bret Saberhagen. Autographed memorabilia from any one of these players may not hold strong value over team but if you were lucky enough to get a team signed baseball from this team, that is where the value lies. A combo item signed by George Brett and Bret Saberhagen is a strong piece of sports memorabilia. Those lucky enough to witness both World Series titles would love this World Series Ticket Collection featuring replica tickets from both the 1985 & 2015 World Series.

2015 World Series Memorabilia
The Royals rode the momentum of a great 2014 campaign to qualify for the postseason with a league leading 95-67 record. Dayton Moore pulled the trigger mid-season to acquire All Star Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist to an already first place club. These acquisitions paid off when Cueto got the ball in the postseason and Ben Zobrist continued to come up with clutch hits. The Royals scratched and clawed through the Houston Astros in the ALDS then outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays in six games to advance to their second straight World Series. When November rolled around, the Royals lineup consisted of: Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer, Omar Infante, Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain. The pitching staff for Kansas City was led by Yordano Ventura, Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto and anchored by Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera. Ned Yost was on his game for most of the postseason, pulling the right strings when needed and had his Royals running on all cylinders. The Royals closed out the World Series with a remarkable comeback win at Citi Field. The key play in the World Series was the Eric Hosmer slide to tie the game. Christian Colon came off the bench to take the lead then the rest is baseball history. Wade Davis recorded the final out via strikeout. The best memorabilia from the 2015 fall classic would be a team signed Major League Baseball, a photo of Wade Davis getting trampled on the mound or a photograph of Eric Hosmer’s daring dash home.

2017 Kansas City Royals
Catcher Salvador Perez
1st Base Eric Hosmer
2nd Base Whit Merrifield
Shortstop Alcides Escobar
3rd Base Mike Moustakas
Outfielder Alex Gordon
Outfielder Lorenzo Cain
Outfielder Jorge Soler
Designated Hitter Brandon Moss

Starting Pitcher Danny Duffy
Starting Pitcher Ian Kennedy
Starting Pitcher Jason Vargas
Starting Pitcher Jason Hammel
Starting Pitcher Nathan Karns
Closer Kelvin Herrera

Manager Ned Yost

Fans have to be excited about the 2017 Kansas City Royals, a lot of household names in the line-up and a manager who knows how to put the pieces together. Our top autograph recommendations: Eric Hosmer Signed Baseball, Alex Gordon Autographed Jersey and Danny Duffy Signed 8×10 Photo.

Down on the Farm
Kansas City Royals memorabilia collectors are waiting anxiously for top prospects Hunter Dozier, Jorge Bonifacio, Matt Strahm, Kyle Zimmer and Chase Vallot. Prospecting for autographs can be a tricky business venture. Royals fan know this especially after hearing about Top Prospect Bubba Starling for years only to see him fizzle out in the Minor Leagues. KC collectors who bought into the idea of prospecting did well when Dayton Moore’s top talent reached the bigs and ultimately won the World Series.

Facts & Figures
Kaufmann Stadium (1973-Present)
2 World Series Titles (1985 & 2015)
4 American League Pennants (1980, 1985, 2014 & 2015)
Colors: Gold, Powder Blue, Royal Blue & White.

Retired Numbers
#5 George Brett
#10 Dick Howser
#20 Frank White

The best Kansas City Royals Memorabilia can be found at SportsCollectibles.com
Royals Autographed Jerseys
Royals Autographed Baseballs
Royals Autographed Photos

Eric Hos MEM

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Cain

Hosmer


Bosa Charger Helmet

2016 NFL Rookie Memorabilia

Welcome these new NFL players to the League. We have had public and private signings with the top rookies from the 2016 NFL Draft. These athletes include:

A’Shawn Robinson
Bradley Sylve
Braxton Miller
Cardale Jones
Chase Farris
Darron Lee
Derrick Henry
Earle Bruce
Eli Apple
Ezekiel Elliott
Jabriel Washington
Jacoby Boren
Jake Coker
Jalin Marshall
Joey Bosa
Michael Thomas
Richard Mullaney
Ryan Kelly
Taylor Decker
Tyvis Powell
Vonn Bell

We sell photos, footballs, helmets, mini helmets and more. College photos and now BRAND NEW pro memorabilia. Signed mini helmets and logo footballs. These items are not for sale anywhere else on the web!

Have a special request? We can get it done.

EXCLUSIVE MEMORABILIA signed by:

A’Shawn Robinson autographed memorabilia – Lions collectibles
Bradley Sylve autographed memorabilia
Braxton Miller autographed memorabilia – Texans collectibles
Cardale Jones autographed memorabilia – Bills collectibles
Chase Farris autographed memorabilia
Darron Lee autographed memorabilia – Jets collectibles
Derrick Henry autographed memorabilia – Titans collectibles
Eli Apple autographed memorabilia – Giants collectibles
Ezekiel Elliott autographed memorabilia – Cowboys collectibles
Jabriel Washington autographed memorabilia
Jacoby Boren autographed memorabilia
Jake Coker autographed memorabilia – Cardinals collectibles
Jalin Marshall autographed memorabilia – Jets collectibles
Joey Bosa autographed memorabilia – Chargers collectibles
Michael Thomas autographed memorabilia – Saints collectibles
Richard Mullaney autographed memorabilia
Ryan Kelly autographed memorabilia – Colts collectibles
Taylor Decker autographed memorabilia – Lions collectibles
Tyvis Powell autographed memorabilia – Seahawks collectibles
Vonn Bell autographed memorabilia – Saints collectibles


Salvy C AL

2016 MLB All Star Game Memorabilia

2016 MLB All Star Game Starting Lineups

POS. PLAYER
C Salvador Perez starts at Catcher in his second straight All Star Game. Perez is a very likable player and the fans showed their love once again for the Venezuelan product. The 26 year old backstop currently sports a .273 AVG with 12 long balls and 37 RBIs. Salvador Perez signed baseballs continue to rise in value with every midsummer classic notched into his growing resume. Salvador Perez autographed memorabilia is available at SportsCollectibles.com

1B Eric Hosmer has ascended into the highest of ranks in the American League. Eric Hosmer is putting together his most complete season, now in his fifth campaign with Kansas City. Hosmer’s 2016 season boast career highs in multiple categories at the break. Eric Hosmer autographed memorabilia is available at SportsCollectibles.com. Eric Hosmer signed baseball have been one of the best selling baseballs in 2016.

2B Jose Altuve currently has video game like statistics in his Age 26 season. Altuve, the face of the Astros, leads the American League with 22 stolen bases while batting .352 with a near 1.000 OPS, just for good measure. A true MVP candidate. Jose Altuve signed baseballs are on sale at SportsCollectibles.com

3B Manny Machado has been called the most complete player in today’s game and rightfully so. The 24 year old phenom leads the Orioles in almost all statistical categories. Manny Machado autographed memorabilia can be purchased at SportsCollectibles.com

SS Xander Bogaerts has broken out in 2016 with the Boston Red Sox. Bogaerts has been a hitting machine for the Red Sox. Xander Bogaerts is one pace for career highs in almost every offensive stat. Xander Bogaerts signed memorabilia can be purchased from SportsCollectibles.com

OF Mike Trout pads his resume with yet another start for the American League All Stars. Trout, now 24, continues to be the best baseball player on the planet. Mike Trout signed memorabilia is rare and can be very valuable. Signed Mike Trout bats and baseballs are the hottest items in the industry.

OF Jackie Bradley Jr will start his first All Star Game in 2016. Bradley Jr. caught the league’s attention early in 2016 when he came out of the gates with a lengthy hitting streak. Jackie Bradley Jr. has not slowed down since, a worthy All Star for the American League.

OF Mookie Betts can do it all. An excellent fielder with exceptional speed and surprising pop in his bat with 18 dingers. Mookie Betts autographed memorabilia can be found at SportsCollectibles.com

DH David Ortiz autographed memorabilia is the hottest item in 2016.

POS. PLAYER
C Buster Posey will start at Catcher for the National League. Posey is a virtual lock for the position every season. One of the best players in all of baseball. Buster Posey signed World Series baseballs are his most popular item. 2-time World Series Champ, Buster Posey.

1B Anthony Rizzo will represent the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 MLB All Star Game. The Chicago Cubs infield is the first All Star infield to start all four players in decades. The Cubs have been the best team in the National League so far in 2016. Anthony Rizzo autographed memorabilia is available for purchase at SportsCollectibles.com

2B Ben Zobrist will represent the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 MLB All Star Game. The Chicago Cubs infield is the first All Star infield to start all four players in decades. The Cubs have been the best team in the National League so far in 2016. Ben Zobrist autographed memorabilia is available for purchase at SportsCollectibles.com

3B Kris Bryant will represent the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 MLB All Star Game. The Chicago Cubs infield is the first All Star infield to start all four players in decades. The Cubs have been the best team in the National League so far in 2016. Kris Bryant autographed memorabilia is available for purchase at SportsCollectibles.com

SS Addison Russell will represent the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 MLB All Star Game. The Chicago Cubs infield is the first All Star infield to start all four players in decades. The Cubs have been the best team in the National League so far in 2016. Addison Russell autographed memorabilia is available for purchase at SportsCollectibles.com

OF Bryce Harper will start in Outfield for the National League. Harper joins an elite list of players to appear in four All Star Games before the age of 25. Bryce Harper memorabilia is rising in value!

OF Yoenis Cespedes represents the New York Mets in the 2016 MLB All Star Game in San Diego. Cespedes will make his first National League start in the #ASG. Cespedes’ power and flair have led to another All Star appearance.

OF Dexter Fowler will represent the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 MLB All Star Game. The Chicago Cubs infield is the first All Star infield to start all four players in decades. The Cubs have been the best team in the National League so far in 2016. Dexter Fowler autographed memorabilia is available for purchase at SportsCollectibles.com


MLB

Prospecting MLB Prospects

The state of Major League Baseball is as strong as recent memory. The MLB leaderboards have been littered with twenty-somethings posting gaudy numbers at such an early age. Rookie of the Year and MVP are becoming almost synonymous is some respects. Kids fresh off the draft boards are rising through the ranks after a year or two in the Minor Leagues. Pitchers are hitting triple digits routinely on the radar gun and these young batters are turning on those fastballs are knocking out of the park. Truly a special era for America’s Pastime.

With so many bright stars joining the MLB ranks, which players are the best for collectors to target? Which young stars are already priced too high based on hype? This Sports Collectibles exclusive post will answer all questions regarding the cream of the MLB crop.

No Ceiling – Collector’s Choice
Francisco Lindor – The next great MLB shortstop is on our hands. Lindor’s smooth fielding, contacts hitting, base running and charisma have been on full display in his young, successful career. The word “Cleveland” across his chest is the only reason he is not getting the press other young players have gotten. In baseball circles, Lindor is one of the most exciting players in the game. Worth the price of admission. Lindor has the glove like Omar Vizquel and can hit like Derek Jeter. The total package for a shortstop. His prices are beyond reasonable at this time. Worth the investment.

Nolan Arenado – Sure, the thin Rocky Mountain air helps batters in Coors Field. But there is no home field advantage for Nolan Arenado’s fielding. Arenado’s acrobatic, incredible glove and arm have earned him consecutive Gold Glove awards in his first two seasons. The power and the fielding are going to be there for the long haul. Arenado seems destined to bring Colorado their first MVP since Larry Walker in 1997. If Arenado played in a larger market, he would be parallel to the likes of Harper, Trout and Bryant. Sustainable future, good price.

Xander Bogaerts – The X Man leads a young core of Red Sox into 2016 and beyond. Bogaerts is a hitting machine. If we loved Nomar’s early career offense, Xander has that and more. Bogaerts is a sure bet to become Boston’s star after the retirement of David Ortiz. Bogaerts stars on the infield and plays in a major baseball market. He has already won a World Series and will have many midsummer classics in his future. An easy choice for a great Red Sox career. Fan favorite.

Manny Machado – i.e. Cal Ripken Jr, Brooks Robinson. Machado’s shows off all five tools on a nightly basis at Camden Yards. Orioles fans have been spoiled with shortstops and third basemen for decades now. Machado appears to be every bit as talented as his predecessors. Machado’s silky fielding paired with MVP caliber batting will allow him to enjoy a successful career. Machado may very well be the best player in the game today. No reason to think he will not be the best tomorrow either. A sure bet. A transcendent talent.

Star Ceiling – Popularity Kings

Kris Bryant – The Cubs are the toast of the league and nobody is more responsible for that then 2015 Rookie of the Year, Kris Bryant. Bryant’s talent, demeanor and hope he has given fans is unmatched in the MLB. Bryant is as about of a sure thing as there can be. Collectors are also aware. His prices have eclipsed his fellow young stars. Bryant is approaching Trout level as far as pricing goes. A great player, projectable success but there is just too much out there.

Noah Syndergaard – The perfect fastball. The perfect nickname. Noah “Thor” Syndergaard has the look of a Cy Young and popular player for years to come. Similar to Bryant, Syndergaard broke onto the scene with a popular teams and had success in his first postseason. His fastball is not going away and neither is that NYC fame. Noah boasts a triple digit fastball and over triple digit autograph already at age 23. Get the autograph today or the price may skyrocket.

Corey Seager – The Dodgers are undoubtedly Kershaw’s team but the future is on the shoulders of tall short stop, Corey Seager. Seager is on pace for Rookie of the Year consideration and possesses everything you would like to see in a blue chip prospect. Corey is a very approachable guy and his swing is here to stay. Seager will be a staple in LA for years to come. Lots of Seager autographs out there, lots of hype. Not great value.

Carlos Correa – The Astros savior, Carlos Correa is one of the biggest names in today’s game. The product of Puerto Rico won the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year and is on a great pace for 2016. Correa was the #1 Pick a few years back and progressed quickly through the Minor Leagues. His impact lifted the Houston Astros to an improbable postseason appearance in 2015. Correa and Machado are truly the class of young power hitting infielders moving forward. Lots of product circulating. Not the best buy at this time.

Sleeper Level – Worth A Glance
Gregory Polanco – Overshadowed in his own outfielder Gregory Polanco quietly has put together an excellent 2016 campaign with his long frame and five-tool skill set. If his Pirates can make it out of the Wild Card Game, the national exposure will help uncover of the hidden gems in the National League. Potential MVP talent. Multiple All-Stars in his future.

Jurickson Profar – Jurickson very well could be listed in all four categories. He’s been a #1 prospect; he has been deemed a bust. But where he stands right now, he is stationed under the radar because he has not had a lot of the instance success that many from this 23 and under club have enjoyed. Still crazy talented and a potential impact player in the 2016 MLB Playoffs. Many collectors have moved on. Good buy low opportunity.

Steven Matz – His stats indicate it is hard to outshine this kid, but Matz is the fourth most popular pitcher in the heralded New York Mets starting rotation. Matz is a native of New York and has that “it” factor that you want to root for. He will not blow 100 mph smoke by you, but has that crafty left skill set similar to Tom Glavine. On a staff like the Mets, he will enjoy long success and become a household name. Good value for autograph.

Mookie Betts – Can I copy and paste Xander Bogaerts’ rationale? Betts is no second fiddle to anyone. Bogaerts and Betts are the new face of the Boston Red Sox. Big Papi’s 2016 Farewell Season is overshadowing Betts’ tremendous season and potential. Betts exhibits great speed, power at the ripe age of 22. Betts’ learning curve has been admirable in 2016 and the peripherals suggest he is no fluke. The Red Sox look destined for a fair shot at a late 2010’s dynasty. Bet Betts.

I’ll Pass – Saturated, Overhyped
Yaisel Puig – Puig could have graduated this list as “prospect” but the book is still out on Yasiel. Many analysts wonder if he will ever be the player we saw when he broke onto the scene in 2013. Consecutive underwhelming seasons. Yasiel Puig grabs the headlines weekly but at this stage in his career, his autograph is over circulated and not worth the price.

Byron Buxton – If a Minnesota Twins prospect is turning heads, he must be a special talent. Buxton may very well just be in a funk as I write this, and could be a perennial All-Star in the American League. This could be the overreaction I referenced in Profar’s case but he carries a whole lot of hype without results. Not going to call him a bust, just not going to claim him a collector’s favorite target at this point in time.

Michael Wacha – Wacha took the 2013 Playoffs by storm with his dazzling performance on the mound. Not predicting injury or anything, but I have trouble seeing a long, long career for Wacha. I see more Mark Prior than Adam Wainwright in his repertoire. His biggest moments in the MLB may be behind him. Seems like a trade candidate in the near future, hurting his collector value. For the price and for the future, not big on Wacha’s career.

Joc Pederson – Pederson was the toast of Los Angeles during the first half of his rookie 2015 campaign. Joc was blasting bombs into Chavez Ravine. Pitchers adapted to his power stroke and Pederson nosedived in the second half. Do not see long-term MLB success with Pederson. Can very well be an Andre Ethier type Dodger, but that is not going to move the needle on the Memorabilia Scale.


2015 Bestsellers

2016 MLB Best-Selling Line Up Card

2016 MLB Best-Selling Line Up Card

C – Salvador Perez (KC)
1B – Eric Hosmer (KC)
2B – Ben Zobrist (CHC)
3B – Manny Machado (BAL)
SS – Carlos Correa (HOU)
LF – Yoenis Cespedes (NYM)
CF – Nomar Mazara (TEX)
RF – Jose Bautista (TOR)
SP – Clayton Kershaw (LAD)

CatcherSalvador Perez leads all MLB catchers in hitting, Gatorade baths and personality. “Salvy” is the ladle that stirs the Gatorade in the cooler he will pour on a teammate after another Royals win. Perez’s signed baseball has been highly coveted following the Royals World Series win. His energy is infectious and the whole team seems to feed off his undeniable love for the game. Perez’s ascension into the elite level of backstops is just beginning. Salvador has a long career in Royal Blue ahead of him and a lot more Gatorade baths to give.

First Base – Perez’s teammate, Eric Hosmer is hitting his stride in his sixth MLB season. “Hos” has steadily improved with each season, now a decorated fielder at first, an All-Star and World Champion. Hosmer’s daring gamble in Game 6 of the World Series help lead his Royals to their first World Series title in over three decades. Eric Hosmer has graduated from the ranks of up and coming player to MVP candidate. Hosmer’s all-around game has him on pace for plenty of accolades in his presumably long, Kansas City career.

Second Base – The Super Utility Man, Ben Zobrist appears to be peaking in his late 30’s. Fresh off a World Series title with Kansas City, Zobrist signed a lucrative four year pact with the Chicago Cubs to rejoin his former Manager, Joe Maddon. Zobrist has dipped himself in the fountain of youth located somewhere near Lake Michigan. Ben earned Player of the Month honors in May of 2016. Zobrist plays all over the diamond at Wrigley Field and has Cubbie Faithful not wishing but expecting October Baseball on the North Side of Chicago.

Third Base – Arguably the quietest superstar in today’s game, Manny Machado has been posting obscene offensive numbers while flashing leather Orioles faithful have not seen since a Human Vacuum once occupied the hot corner. Machado’s smooth play and violent bat have placed him in American League MVP circles. Experts love his intangibles and cannot believe he does not get the press that Harper and Trout receive. Manny Machado signed baseballs are undervalued at the moment and we recommend grabbing some before demand raises his price.

Shortstop – Houston’s twenty-two year old phenom, Carlos Correa has lifted the Astros into the stratosphere with moon shots. Correa has lived up to the hype a first overall pick is accustomed to. Carlos Correa was one of the hottest selling autographs last winter and has remained amongst the best sellers in 2016.

Left FieldYoenis Cespedes was one of the hottest names in 2015 after his trade to the New York Mets. Cespedes led the Mets to the World Series and later re-signed with the club. Yo’s towering shots have become a staple at Citi Field. Fans have embraced this macho man bravado. Cespedes has been bounced around four teams in his MLB career but he seems to have found a home in Flushing with the Mets. Yoenis Cespedes signed baseballs are hard to find.

Center Field – Another season, another top prospect promoted to Arlington. Nomar Mazara has lived up to his billing. Mazara is off to a torrid start to 2016 and many believe he has the inside track to American League Rookie of the Year. Collectors love loading up on the next big prospect so Nomar Mazara signed baseballs have been selling quite well. Mazara certainly appears to be the next big star out in Texas.

Right Field – You cannot mention the Texas Rangers without thinking about Jose Bautista. Despite taking a haymaker from Texas’ Roughned Odor, “Joey Bats” has been another popular seller. Bautista is on his last year of contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Bautista has been adamant about wanting to remain north of the border with the Jays. Bautista has been a polarizing player since his climb up the Home Run leaders. Bautista now at a later stage in his career has been selling rather well.

Starting PitcherClayton Kershaw seems to be setting a new MLB record every time he is on the mound. The Dodgers ace has been about as unhittable as anyone in the past few decades. Kershaw’s fastball on the black, his looping curve and changing of speeds have made him in the conversation as one of the best pitchers of all time. Clayton Kershaw autographed baseballs are undervalued, especially if we continued this stretch he is on to win another Cy Young Award.