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Fan Apparel & Souvenirs Buying Guide

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Support your favorite sports teams and athletes any time of the day or night with fan t-shirts, caps, accessories, game souvenirs, and more. Whether you want to wear a team jersey on game day or find the perfect gift for a die-hard sports fan, you'll find an extensive selection of sports team apparel and souvenirs on eBay to satisfy your desires.

Get to Know Popular Types of Fan Apparel & Souvenirs


Get to Know Popular Types of Fan Apparel & Souvenirs

Sports fans often devote themselves to a team for a lifetime. You can exuberantly express your ongoing support by wearing team jerseys, team t-shirts, team jackets, and team caps or choose souvenirs that complement your décor. For example, if you love the Yankees, you might want to look for a vintage Yankees stained glass panel or pair of seats from a vanished stadium. Stadium blankets can also complement our décor and help keep you warm at the game.

Fan apparel and souvenirs can also make good gifts. For birthdays, consider throwback jerseysteam caps, jackets, key chains, and jewelry. If you know someone who likes a particular player, choose a team jersey featuring the player's name or number, a poster, or publication with that player on the cover. Sports fans that have a new baby may appreciate a team onsie or team baby cap to welcome their new addition.

  • Basketball team apparel & souvenirs. Model your wardrobe after today's hottest NBA superstars, including Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neill, Allen Iverson, and many others with NBA jerseys, NBA jackets, NBA shirts, and NBA hats. You can also support players such as Michelle Snow, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes with WNBA apparel and souvenirs or experience March Madness any time with NCAA basketball apparel and souvenirs. Basketball fans looking for collectible items may want to look for NBA photos and NBA posters featuring legendary players such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Moses Malone. Give yourself a challenge by searching for a signed Magic Johnson Lakers jersey, autographed Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls cap, game shoes worn by your favorite player, or a Shaquille O’Neal rookie jersey. You may even find a 1947 National Basketball league championship program, Danbury Mint figurine of Boston Celtics' Larry Bird, or Star Company set of cards for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1984-85 featuring Moses Malone and Julius Erving.

  • Racing fan apparel & souvenirs. Enter the world of NASCAR stock car racing with NASCAR fan apparel and souvenirs featuring your favorite drivers. Whether you love Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, or Bobby Labonte, you can find everything from NASCAR jackets, shirts, and caps to NASCAR posters, photos, and souvenir flags. Fans of the late Dale Earnhardt may want to pick up an inflatable Dale Earnhardt #3 car, suede Dale Earnhardt jacket, Earnhardt pocket watch set from the Franklin Mint, or limited edition clocks showing both Dale Sr. and Jr. Or consider unique NASCAR items such as used Ferrari race suits and signed NASCAR racing helmets. Racing fans can also find Indy, CART, Formula 1, and NHRA fan apparel, souvenirs, and memorabilia.

  • Hockey team apparel & souvenirs. While your favorite players hit the ice, keep warm in NHL jerseys, caps, shirts, and jackets. Collectors can also find a wide selection of hockey souvenirs inspired by players, current NHL teams, Canadian hockey teams, minor-league hockey teams, and defunct hockey teams. Look for widely-distributed items such as NHL bobbleheads, photos, prints, and souvenir pucks, or consider more specialized collector's items. For example, you may want to search for a jersey worn by Steve Yzerman in 1997 as the Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup captain, a photo signed by the Montreal Canadiens, or an autographed poster of Patrick Roy.

  • Wrestling fan apparel & souvenirs. You can bring home professional wrestling excitement with WWE apparel and souvenirs, including original and replica championship wrestling belts, wrestling promo photos of WWE superstars such as Hulk Hogan, John Cena or Mick Foley, and WWE Classic action figures. Serious collectors may want WWE memorabilia such as original ringside pay-per-view chairs or Lazortron masks. Souvenir WWE publications, videos, and WWE shirts can also make good gifts. Of course, you can also find college wrestling apparel and souvenirs and Olympic wrestling memorabilia on eBay.

  • Soccer team apparel & souvenirs. Fuel your passion for MLS, FIFA, European league, British league, World Cup, and even USL events with soccer fan apparel and soccer souvenirs. Popular choices range from soccer jerseys and soccer shirts to MLS stadium blankets and soccer DVDs. Consider soccer prints and stadium signs or statues, trophies, and other soccer memorabilia from world-renowned players such as Pelé, Ronaldo, Roberto Baggio, David Beckham, and Mia Hamm. Collectors may want to keep an eye out for an autographed game soccer ball from the 1984 Olympic final match, official US Women’s National Soccer team jacket, or an autographed 1996 UEFA Cup pennant.

  • Golf fan apparel & souvenirs. Collectors of golf memorabilia can swing into action and scoop up souvenir golf balls, flags, and souvenir golf clubs or sport PGA shirts and PGA hats. Want to feel like you spent a day on the green with the pros? Consider golf prints, golf photos, golf publications, and PGA pins. You could look for items representing your favorite professional golfers and semi-professional golfers or seek items from club-swinging favorites like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.You may find a signed British Open flag signed by Tiger Woods, autographed US Open shirts, 1895 golf balls, Jack Nicklaus 5 pound British Open notes, or a signed LeRoy Neiman “18th at Pebble Beach” serigraph.

  • Olympic fan apparel & souvenirs. Summer and winter Olympic Games can awake and inspire your inner athlete. Whether you like figure skating, hockey, and curling or gymnastics, swimming, and basketball, you can find Olympic fan apparel and Olympic souvenirs from your favorite sport. Keep your internal Olympic flame ignited with Olympic medals, Olympic coins, Olympic pins, Olympic schedules, and even Olympic torches. Or, consider collecting Olympic memorabilia (for example, Olympic flags, hats, shirts, and ticket stubs) from your favorite Olympic year. You could find a rare hooked rug that hung in the 1980 Lake Placid Ice Pavilion, an Olympic torch from Athens 2004, an Olympic album with 1936 Berlin gold winners’ signatures, or an original poster from the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm.

  • Horse racing fan apparel & souvenirs: Race horses and jockeys capture the imagination of horse racing fans and many filmmakers. Those who find inspiration in horse racing may want to collect items from Breeder's Cup races or Triple Crown events, including horse racing souvenirs and fan apparel from the Belmont Stakes, Preakness Stakes, and Kentucky Derby. Most popular for collectors are official Derby glasses (mint julep glasses from the Kentucky Derby) featuring a list of Kentucky Derby winners from the previous year. The first glasses produced for the Kentucky Derby in 1938 were water glasses, but over the following two years official Derby glasses became mint julep glasses. True Derby glasses were not distributed during World War II, but you can find mint julep Derby glasses produced after 1948.

  • Tennis fan apparel & souvenirs: Pro tennis players such as Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, Lindsay Davenport, and Maria Sharapova captivate fans with their presence and skill. But the ball's in your court when it comes to wearing tennis apparel to support the athlete you feel has the best backhand or serve. You can also collect tennis souvenirs from prestigious events such as the US Open, French Open, Australian Open, or Wimbledon Championships. eBay sellers often serve up original and reproduction tennis memorabilia from tennis superstars such as Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Jennifer Capriati, Steffi Graf, Chris Evert, and Martina Navratilova as well.

  • Boxing memorabilia: Remember great moments in boxing history with boxing photos, boxing posters, and boxing programs. Consider picking up boxing souvenirs from events such as the Golden Gloves, Olympic boxing matches, or famous middleweight and heavyweight bouts. You can find boxing memorabilia featuring legends such as John L. Sullivan and Muhammad Ali, Olympic boxing gold medalists Sugar Ray Leonard and Joe Frazier, handsome middleweight Oscar De La Hoya, and heavyweight champs such as Lennox Lewis, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Joe Louis, and the controversial Mike Tyson.

  • Cycling fan apparel & souvenirs: Fans around the world gather at world-renowned cycling events such as the Tour de France to cheer on their favorite cyclists and teams. You can find cycling apparel and souvenirs from various events as well as items from Lance Armstrong, the U.S. rider who brought cycling to the attention of many Americans. Collectors might want Lance Armstrong autographed artwork or even an original or replica Lance Armstrong Tour De France yellow jersey.

To determine how much you should expect to pay, search Completed Listings to find out what similar items sold for on eBay in the past 14 days.


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Understand Fan Apparel & Souvenir Terms


Understand Fan Apparel & Souvenir Terms

Sellers often describe fan apparel and souvenir editions.

  • Annual edition: Annual edition team memorabilia is produced for one year.

  • Artist proof (AP): Artist proof editions are reserved for the artist.

  • Firing limit: Companies such as Bradford Exchange, Danbury Mint, and Hamilton Collection often fire collector's plates for a limited duration. You'll see 30-day firing limits, 100-day firing limits, and more.

  • Limited edition (LE, LIM ED): Manufacturers may limit production of an item to an announced number (for example, 5,000 or 10,000) or restrict production to a specific time period. Limited edition fan apparel and souvenirs can show two sets of numbers on the back or base. The higher number indicates the total number produced while the lower number indicates which one you (or a seller) have. Limited editions often come with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

  • Open edition: Open edition team memorabilia is not limited and could still be in production.

Other common abbreviations used in fan apparel and souvenir listings include:

Evaluate sports memorabilia authenticity

You may want to use an authentication and grading service to evaluate collectible or rare items before bidding on or buying sports memorabilia. For example, an independent, experienced evaluator can help examine a listing on eBay and point out potential problems with an autograph for a small fee. You can also use an authentication and grading service to get a thorough evaluation of a recently purchased item. You'll find a list of well-known authentication sites and resources on eBay's Opinions, Authentication, and Grading webpage. This page includes organizations by industry that you can use to grade and authenticate items for sale on eBay. eBay has reviewed the credentials of these authenticators and each has a good reputation in their field. eBay has also obtained a pledge from these evaluators that they will offer services to buyers and sellers, maintain independence from any individual party so that they can evaluate an item without a conflict of interest, and provide eBay users with competitive prices. The authenticators have also pledged not to buy or sell on eBay's core site, thus keeping them out of competition with the buyers and sellers they serve.

Please note that the opinions expressed by these evaluators are theirs alone. eBay does not examine items listed on its site and does not have the expertise to evaluate items. eBay cannot guarantee the findings of these evaluators—authentication and grading are difficult, often subjective matters where the experts themselves occasionally disagree. Each of the companies listed on the Opinions, Authentication, and Grading page that provides authentication and/or grading services is an independent company, and eBay is not responsible in any way for any action, inaction, opinion, or service in connection with these companies. You should review the credentials of each company and use your own judgment before using a company's services.

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Find Fan Apparel & Souvenirs on eBay


Find Fan Apparel & Souvenirs on eBay

Once you know what type of team apparel and souvenirs you need, go to the Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop category portal, click Fan Apparel & Souvenirs, and start searching on eBay.

  • Categories: The Categories list on the left side of listings pages will help you narrow down team apparel and souvenir listings by sport. As you dig deeper into the site, you'll be able to narrow your choices further by team.

  • Product Finder: The Fan Apparel & Souvenirs Product Finder on the left side of listings pages allows you to restrict listings by sport, product, gender, and condition.

  • Keyword search: Search eBay listing titles for specific words. For example, if you want to find Joe Namath team apparel or souvenirs, type "joe namath" (without quotation marks) into the Search box. Click "Search title and description" to expand your results. Remember to use a "+" between consecutive words in a keyword phrase. After conducting your initial search, try misspelling the name of the item you desire, trying several variations. You'll likely come across additional listings. Visit eBay's Search Commands page for more tips on searching with keywords.

If you can't find exactly what you want, try shopping eBay Stores, tell the eBay Community what you want by creating a post on Want It Now, or save a search on My eBay and eBay will email you when a match becomes available.


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Buy Fan Apparel & Souvenirs With Confidence


Buy Fan Apparel & Souvenirs With Confidence

Before making your purchase, make sure you know exactly what you're buying, research your seller, and understand how eBay and PayPal protect you.

Know your purchase

Carefully read the details in item listings.

  • Figure delivery costs into your final price. If you spend a lot of money, make sure the seller will insure the item when it ships.

  • If you want more information, ask by clicking the "Ask seller a question" link under the seller's profile.

  • Always make sure to complete your transaction on eBay (with a bid, Buy It Now, or Best Offer). Transactions conducted outside of eBay are not covered by eBay protection programs.

  • Never pay for your eBay item using instant cash wire transfer services through Western Union or MoneyGram. These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.

Know your seller

Research your seller so you feel positive and secure about every transaction.

  • What is the seller's Feedback rating? How many transactions have they completed? What percentage of positive responses do they have?

  • What do buyers say in their Feedback? Did the seller receive praise?

  • Most top eBay sellers operate like retail stores and have return policies. Do they offer a money-back guarantee? What are the terms and conditions?

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In the unlikely event that you don't receive your item or it is not as described, eBay Buyer Protection will cover your purchase price plus original shipping. Learn more.


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