Collectors started buying, selling and trading Florida Marlins collectibles in 1993 when the franchise was established in South Florida. The Marlins, then the only team in Florida, wanted to claim themselves as Florida's pro ball club. A few years later, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, joined the pro ranks and the Marlins were one of two teams in the sunshine state. The Marlins kept the moniker "Florida Marlins" until 2012 when the fish moved into Marlins Park and became the Miami Marlins. The Marlins lost their ace, Jose Fernandez, in September of 2016. A crushing blow to a mainly hispanic fan base who loved the way Jose played baseball. The Marlins' ownership has always been fickle but collectors and fans have always had an eye out for Marlins Memorabilia. South Florida is a memorabilia hot bed, so many of the top dealers are based out of South Florida. Florida collectors hit up the Marlins for signatures in the spring and then make their way to get autographs from Miami Heat, Florida Panthers & Miami Dolphins. Miami Marlins signed memorabilia is a strong way to boost your collection of Major League Baseball. The Miami Marlins were the first MLB team to be based in the state of Florida and remain one of the most entertaining teams to watch and follow. The Marlins may be in the middle of a rebuild but look to shock the world with their combination of veterans and young future stars. Young stars such as Lewis Brinson, Brian Anderson, Miguel Rojas look to learn from Neil Walker, Curtis Granderson and Starlin Castro. Signed Starlin Castro baseballs are a top selling item among MLB autographed memorabilia collections. Let us look ahead into the future of the Marlins led by top prospects Sixto Sanchez, Victor Mesa, Monte Harrison and Sandy Alcantara. Hard to believe these Marlins have won two World Championships since their inception in 1993. Fish fans will never forget either the 1997 & 2003.