Copyright (c) 2008 Daren Burbridge
Memorabilia has a similar meaning to souvenirs. As you get football souvenirs you also get football memorabilia. As the word says football memorabilia are football souvenirs that are to be treasured because of its memories. Football memorabilia could be for a certain football game to cherish or for a certain football teams history. Football memorabilia could even be about a certain football player that no longer plays football because they have retired from the game or have died. We think of famous football players like Bobby Ball and George Best just to name a couple. Football memorabilia can be in all forms such as mugs, pens, photos, posters and alike.
The football clubs sell hundreds and hundreds of football memorabilia items every day to the true fans and make many millions of pounds from these sales; only recently David Beckham’s move to LA Galaxy was explained by the volume of memorabilia items that would sell as a result. Not only does football memorabilia generate income for the football teams it can also be used to financially assist the close families of football players who can no longer play the game and as such cannot fully support their wives and families.
Footballer’s autographs and signed photographs is a popular form of football memorabilia. DVD’s telling you all about a famous footballer or a famous football team are collected all over the world as football memorabilia. There are ardent football fans that will spend their hard earned cash on football memorabilia to keep on walls side boards and shelves. They will even buy old tickets for a particular day or event.
In years to come some the football memorabilia can increase their value and can become an investment for the buyer. Supporters will even go as far as to buy old football programs; football programs that have been signed by the famous make very good keeps sakes to a true collector and will be bought and sold by football fans.
You can walk down to your local shopping center and you will come across souvenir shops selling football memorabilia. With the advent of the internet web sites are springing up all over the place selling football items of which football memorabilia forms a huge part of their stock items. One can check out these web site for your preferred collectable and would find the prices far cheaper than the football gift shops sell them for.
The beauty of the web is that you can surf at your leisure the various websites available for your chosen football memorabilia and purchase the items at a price you can afford. You do not have to pay transport costs to the shops and as such save even more money. As we are in a so called credit crash that cannot be a bad thing.