If you have an itch for sports memorabilia, you know how hard it can be to scratch. Finding authentic collectibles in good condition can be a thankless task, unless, of course, you know where to shop. From vintage boxing gloves to signed footballs, these New York City sports memorabilia stores have got it all.
Brigandi’s Coins & Collectibles
60 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
You know that 1960 Topps Football Card Set you’ve been wanting since 1960? It’s waiting for you here at Brigandi’s Coins & Collectibles. Brigandi’s boasts an unsurpassed selection of signed baseball bats, vintage cards and hard to find sports memorabilia, like the much-coveted PeeWee Reese Vintage Stadium Pin and photographs signed by Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. Exceptionally professional service and incredibly knowledgeable staff sets Brigandi’s a couple of clicks above the rest.
Field Level Section 114B
Bronx, NY 10451
With stores located in Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium and Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island, Steiner Sports is never far away when the urge strikes to buy that great Lawrence Taylor or Keith Hernandez autographed helmet. A carefully curated collection of football, baseball, hockey and basketball memorabilia includes autographed sneakers, photos and jerseys, plus vintage, autographed Sports Illustrated magazines.
Gotta Have It!
153 E. 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
If you don’t have the $6,500 asking price for that must-have his and hers pair of 1974 Minnesota Vikings NFC Championship Rings, feel free to make the folks at Gotta Have It! an offer. Championship rings, posters, historic photos and other high-end collectibles can all be found here in pristine abundance.
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Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia, Inc.
148 Madison Ave., 14th fl.
New York, NY 10016
If it’s at Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia, Inc., it’s hand-signed and authentic. One of the largest selections of broad-based sports memorabilia you’ll find anywhere, Grandstand Sports has everything from collectible Pele soccer balls to Muhammad Ali signed photographs. Every sport from racing, golf, hockey and tennis is represented here, as well as Olympics memorabilia and enough autographed baseballs to fill Yankee Stadium. Come for the collectible Shea Stadium final season signed bases and stay for the unending selection of bobble heads your kids have been nagging you for.
25-05 A Broadway
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Run with passion and love of the game (any game) by long-time married couple, Rich and Elyse Budnick, this intimate sports card store is definitely worth the 45-minute drive from the city. Featuring cool gift items and all kinds of autographed awesome memorabilia, America’s Pastime’s strong focus is on vintage sports cards. Mint and almost mint baseball cards from the 1930s through the 1970s, plus football, hockey and basketball cards are priced well and available in abundance.
Corey Whelan is a freelance writer in New York. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.