Best Sports Memorabilia Stores In OC

February 9, 2016 5:00 AM

(credit: Michael C./Yelp)

(credit: Michael C./Yelp)


All you need is one quick visit to eBay to realize how popular sports memorabilia is. Whether it’s collectible cards or apparel – signed or simply to show support for a team – sports memorabilia is sought after by a lot of people. No matter what item you’re looking to obtain or frame, these places are great spots to visit for sports memorabilia of all sorts.
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(credit: Joe B./Yelp)


The OC Dugout
1515 S Sunkist St., Suite G
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 761-6414
www.ocsportscards.com

If you’re a collector, The OC Dugout is a great place to visit. Here you’ll find all sorts of sports memorabilia like cards, bobbleheads and jerseys. You’ll also find a good deal of movie memorabilia here (this is southern California after all). Beyond all the sports memorabilia, this shop also regularly hosts signing events with legends like Johnny Bench and Kirk Gibson. Check the website for hours and registration for upcoming signings.

(credit: Sports Addict)

(credit: Sports Addict)


Sports Addict
18659 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 962-8777
www.sports-addict.com

Even if you’re not necessarily a fan of sports, you probably know someone who is a sports addict. They’re always watching and talking about sports, and it’s rare if you see them wearing something other than team gear. Sports Addict is a great place for that person. You’ll find plenty of memorabilia in the store, including jerseys and cards. The good thing about this place is that it has a corresponding website with more memorabilia than would ever fit in a store.

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(credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


The Creative Play
170 E 17th St., Suite 101
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-0720
www.thecreativeplay.com

You’ll find plenty of memorabilia – especially cards – at The Creative Play. While this is a good shop for memorabilia, it’s even better if you already have the memorabilia and you want to preserve it. Framing is the specialty here. Not only will they frame your memorabilia, but they will recommend the best materials so your framed memorabilia will look great on your wall.

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(credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


Win Lose or Draw Sportswear, Inc.
8342 On the Mall
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 821-8767
www.facebook.com/Win-Lose-or-Draw-Sportswear-Inc

One of the great things about collecting sports memorabilia is finding all those jerseys that have been phased out. They were a part of your childhood, but then the team, or players, moved on. WLD is a place to find all those jerseys and items that you can’t find anywhere else. The specialty of this large place is deadstock items, which makes it a great place to get gifts either for yourself or for the sports fan in your life that will be truly rare and unique.

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(credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


Card Pavilion
2423 N Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 541-4757

Sports trading cards is a tricky market, simply because the value of cards on the open market is hard to gauge. The thing is that even if you don’t really know where to sell cards, you can have a pretty good idea of where to buy them. Card Pavilion focuses on sports cards, and you’ll be happy that it does. Card Pavilion has been at this location since 1990 and carries a good mix of new and old cards (currently, the store had cards of both Elvin Hayes and Al Kaline). This is a great place to visit for the person in your life who you never know what to buy.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com

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