Baltimore Orioles Memorabilia

Baltimore Orioles Autographed Memorabilia
Maryland’s big league club, the Baltimore Orioles have a storied history featuring a lengthy list of Hall of Fame players. The Orioles have spent their franchise’s existence solely in the American League. The “hay day” of the Orioles was between 1963 and 1983 where they hoisted the World Series trophy three separate times. During that span, the Orioles won 5 MVP Awards. The fans inside Camden Yards have watched some of the best players of all-time suit up every day for the black, orange and white. Players like Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Jim Palmer would be the Mount Rushmore of Orioles baseball. Memorabilia collectors like to get their hands on Cal Ripken Jr autographs.

Cal Ripken Jr. “The Iron Man” Collectibles
Cal Ripken Jr. was the face of the Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball. Cal earned his nickname, “The Iron Man” by playing more consecutive games than any player in baseball history. Cal Ripken was a magician as shortstop in his early years then transitioned over to third base later in his career. Cal’s bat was what got him into Cooperstown. Cal Ripken Jr. recorded 3,184 career hits and 431 home runs. Ripken memorabilia has always been a strong seller in the memorabilia world. Cal Ripken Jr. signed jerseys, photos and baseballs are the top items to collect. Cal’s autograph is consistent and displays perfectly.

Next Wave – Manny Machado Memorabilia
Known as “The Baby Faced Assassin”, Manny Machado has established reputation as someone who can win games with his bat and glove. In 2013 he not only became the first Oriole third baseman to win a Gold Glove since Brooks Washington (1975) he also earned the American League Platinum Glove winner, given to the best fielder in the league.
In 2015 he set career marks for average (.286) home runs (35) and RBI (86), earned his second All Star berth and won his second Gold Glove. His 35 homers is a franchise record for third basemen. Make a valuable addition to your sports collection with the addition of genuine Manny Machado collectibles. You may want to also want to look Enhance your collection and take home more memorabilia signed by other Baltimore Orioles greats, such as Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell. Machado also established himself as a solid value on the collector’s market by getting better in 2016. He’s hitting a career best .303 and is on pace to surpass his home run and RBI totals from last season. In August, he added another line to what may be a Hall of Fame resume when he belted a home run in each of the first three innings against the White Sox in Chicago as his 7 RBI led the Orioles to a 10-2 win. Splitting time between third and shortstop (he’s committed only 8 errors through 119 games) Machado is a favorite to win his third Gold Glove.

2017 Baltimore Orioles
Catcher Wellington Castillo
1st Base Chris “Crush” Davis
2nd Base Jonathan Schoop
Shortstop JJ Hardy
3rd Base Manny Machado
Outfielder Hyun Soo Kim
Outfielder Adam Jones
Outfielder Seth Smith
Designated Hitter Mark Trumbo

Starting Pitcher Chris Tillman
Starting Pitcher Kevin Gausman
Starting Pitcher Dylan Bundy
Starting Pitcher Wade Miley
Starting Pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez
Closer Zack Britton

Manager Buck Showalter

Collect the entire 2017 Baltimore Orioles lineup: Wellington Castillo, Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop, JJ Hardy, Manny Machado, Hyun Soo Kim, Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo. If you like flamethrowers – buy signed memorabilia from a Baltimore pitcher: Chris Tillman, Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Wade Miley or Zack Britton. The 2017 Baltimore Orioles expect to make some noise in the American League. Many experts are picking Manny Machado to be Most Valuable Player in the AL. Collect signatures from all of the Orioles players this year!

Down on the Farm
O’s fans have enjoyed a good run of homegrown talent in Baltimore. The O’s have reached the postseason with homegrown players like Machado, Schoop, Britton and Tillman. Birdland is excited for the next wave of the future. Right-handers Cody Sedlock & Hunter Harvey expect to help out their big-league club sooner rather than later. The best sluggers making their way through the Orioles system is Chance Sisco, Jomar Reyes and Ryan Mountcastle.

Baltimore Orioles Farm System
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Frederick Keys (High A)
Delmarva Shorebirds (Low A)
Aberdeen IronBirds (Short Season)

Facts & Figures
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992-Present)
3 World Series Titles: 1966, 1970, 1983
7 American League Pennants – Last 1983
Nicknames: The O’s, Birdland, The Birds
Rivals: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals

Retired Numbers
#4 Earl Weaver – Hall of Famer
#5 Brooks Robinson – Hall of Famer
#8 Cal Ripken Jr. – Hall of Famer
#20 Frank Robinson – Hall of Famer
#22 Jim Palmer – Hall of Famer
#33 Eddie Murray – Hall of Famer

Top-Selling Orioles Memorabilia
Manny Machado Signed Memorabilia
Cal Ripken Jr. Signed Baltimore Orioles Jerseys
Brooks Robinson Autographed Memorabilia

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
Royals Autographed Jerseys
Royals Autographed Baseballs
Royals Autographed Photos

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