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When it comes to sports memorabilia, there are collections and then there are true collections. For those living in or visiting the Los Angeles area, one doesn’t have to go too far to find some of the best sports memorabilia collections. In fact, there could be one right around the corner from you. With Los Angeles getting its Rams back starting this coming NFL season, Kobe Bryant making a last stand with the Lakers, the Kings looking like they’re going to be in the thick of things for yet another Stanley Cup and the Dodgers always in the MLB playoff discussion, it’s certainly a good and interesting time to be a sports fan in the City of Angels.
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Beverly Hills Baseball Card Shop
1137 S. Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 278-0887
www.californiasportscards.com

For the sports trading card lover in the family, look no further than the Beverly Hills Baseball Card Shop. The shop offers the best in cards and collectibles, showcasing each and every sport from baseball and football to boxing and golf. Sports fans can find rookies, huge sports stars and vintage cards from a wide generation of players. Sports fans will also find autographed memorabilia and canceled checks from a wide array of athletes. In business for some 25 years, the shop is run by a pair of avid collectors who look to transfer their love of sports over to countless others. Beverly Hills Baseball Card Shop is open all but Sundays and Mondays.

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(credit: Kana S./Yelp)


Sports Source 2
11841 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 980-4155
www.facebook.com/SportsSource2

When it comes to locating the best in sports memorabilia, sports fans will find this shop to be a winner. The store offers trading cards from vintage to those you may not be able to recall at first glance. Fans can also find autographs, framed sports photos of some of the greatest athletes of all-time, and much more. Whether you only want to spend a few dollars or much more, sports fans will find a plethora of merchandise to suit their needs and those of the sports fans in their family and friends. If you can’t find what you are looking for, simply ask the staff and they are likely to hook you up with what you need.

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(Credit: Chris C./Yelp)


Art of the Game
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-0870
theartofthegame.com

What better way to relive some of the best moments in sports history than by having the images right in your own home or office? At this shop. sports fans come face-to-face with quality sports art and memorabilia, leaving them with one or more pieces of sporting history. If you’re searching for paintings and prints of current and past athletes, look no further. Along with the four major sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL), sports fans can also find imagery from soccer and boxing, not to mention much more. Even better, the Art of the Game galleries have visited a number of area sporting venues, including Dodger Stadium, Angels Stadium, Staples Center and more, giving sports fans more than just a ticket to the game. The shop also offers fans the experience of meeting some of their favorite athletes; check out their site.

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(credit: Elizabeth B./Yelp)


The Bullpen
13470 Washington Blvd., Suite 100
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(424) 228-2830
www.bullpensportscardsla.com

If you are looking for a wide array of basketball, hockey, football and baseball cards, come on into The Bullpen. Open year-round, the shop carries the likes of Topps, Upper Deck and Panini cards, some of which are the most valued in the card-trading business. Whether you are searching for vintage cards from back in the day or the latest rookies and future stars, The Bullpen will relieve you of any concerns that you can’t find what you are looking for. Gamers will also find this shop to their liking, as Bullpen 2.0 carries Yu-Gi-Oh!, Vanguard and Magic cards, as well as the newest game, Force of Will.

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(Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)


And Still
114 S. LaBrea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(323) 937-0016
andstillclothing.com

If you want to showcase your love of sports, you’ve come to the right place. And Still has a wide assortment of jerseys, vintage shirts, shorts and sweats, outerwear and much more to satisfy the sports lover in you. When it comes to finding the best in new or unworn vintage sportswear, you will not go home unhappy. Sports fans can find assortments from the four major sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NHL NBA), along with pro wrestling, soccer, boxing and many other selections. The store also offers weekly deals with great prices, so shop around and find what best suits your sports fancy or your sporting family and friends.

Dave Thomas has been covering the sports world since his first job as a sports editor for a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania back in 1989. He has covered a Super Bowl, college bowl games, MLB, NBA and more. His work can be found on Examiner.com

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