If you’re a big basketball fan, chances are you’ll enjoy collecting basketball memorabilia. If, say, you are a big fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant (it is rare that you will see a guy with the amount of skill-set that he has) you could start with buying an authentic Kobe Bryant jersey. You can wear it immediately and take to the streets and play ball. But even if you grow old, you would soon take great satisfaction in looking at the jersey as part of your basketball memorabilia.
There were a lot of great players even before Kobe Bryant. None shine brighter than Michael Jordan, who, having led the Bulls to 6 championships, is considered by many as the greatest of all time. As he popularized the NBA during the 90ís, sales of Jordan jerseys went through the roof. His shoe line for Nike sold like hotcakes as well. Among NBA collectible cards, those featuring Jordan were the bestsellers.
No matter who your favorite player is or which team you’re rooting for, collecting basketball memorabilia is a worthwhile hobby if you’re a big fan of the sport. NBA jerseys, collectible NBA cards, team mugs, championship banners, signed pictures of players and teams – you name it. You can collect all of these, put them in a room or a glass display case, and you’re bound to impress your friends who are also big fans of the sport. Or you can just stare at your collection with admiration and a nostalgic eye, and wallow in the rich legacies that have been formed throughout the years.
No matter which team you’re a fan of, you can always set up a separate section for your basketball memorabilia. You can put up a big banner commemorating your team’s championship year. Maybe a nice poster of your favorite player can provide a good backdrop for it.. In a glass display case, you can place NBA key chains, toy figures of NBA greats such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and whichever player you fancy. A signed jersey on a particular wall can do a significant improvement in your collector reputation as well. Team mugs, boxed photo-sets, vintage NBA shoes – all of these are just some of the items you can add to spruce up your collection.
You may also start a basketball memorabilia collection that is not team exclusive. Today, there are emerging superstars that are worth your special attention. There are so many talented rising stars in the NBA today, and chief among them is the controversial Lebron James. There’s also Derrick Rose, who has been tearing it up in the playoffs as of late. Blake Griffin, the 2011 Slam Dunk champion and 2011 Rookie of the Year has also gained a lot of fanfare in playing for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Collecting basketball memorabilia is one of the best hobbies a basketball fan could ever have. Just think of the legacies unfolding even today, and you’ll know for sure that all the expense is worth it.