Sports in Las Vegas are a big deal and a big business. Tourists from all over the world visit to make bets on their favorite game or team. The consequences of those bets often lead collectors or others to sports memorabilia stores, in hopes of finding an item from their idol or winning team. Here are five of the top memorabilia stores to find a one of a kind collectible.
Field Of Dreams
The Forum Shops – Caesars Palace
3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 792-8233
www.fieldofdreams.com

This million-dollar memorabilia store has two premier locations on the Las Vegas Strip: The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Authentic collectibles start at $9.99 and are priced up to $50,000. Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Joe DiMaggio and hundreds of other legends, as well as current superstars headline the vast selection of items. Beginning in January 2016, Mike Tyson, Emmitt Smith and other stars will make guest appearances each month.

Ultimate Sports Cards And Memorabilia
450 Fremont St. #183
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 363-7999
www.ultimatesportscards.com

When Jeremy Brown, owner of Ultimate Sports Cards & Memorabilia opened his store in Las Vegas, he didn’t know his expertise to authenticate sports memorabilia would land him a spot on the hit TV show Pawn Stars. His passion led to a great gig, as well as a very popular store. Framed signed jerseys, super bowl helmets, cards, contracts and all things sports line his store, located in the new rising Downtown Las Vegas.

John’s Grand Slam Collectibles
6115 S. Rainbow Blvd. Suite 108
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 463-9426
www.jgscollectibles.com

Buy, Sell, Trade! John’s Grand Slam is everything sports, and most everything in between, like comics, toys, video games and supplies. Opened in 2013, this store has something for everyone and is fast becoming a local favorite for sports fans. John’s offers signed baseballs, footballs, jerseys, cards, autograph pictures, hats, UFC gloves and much more. They are open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6 pm.

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Legacy Sports Cards
8125 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 341-6525
www.legacysportscards.com

What started out as a small card store in 2007 bloomed into a booming business and one of the most popular card stores in Las Vegas. The number of employees, inventory and size has doubled over the last few years, both in online sales and at the retail store located on West Sahara. Hobby boxes, hockey, football, baseball, signed cards and hundreds of other items are available. Their mission is to “provide collectors and hobbyists in Las Vegas and around the world with unbeatable services and prices.” They are open Sunday-Monday 11am – 5pm, Tuesday-Saturday 11am – 6pm

TRISTAR Sports Memorabilia
Fashion Show Mall
3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 534-1650
www.tristarsportsmemorabilia.com

Temporarily closed, TRISTAR will re-open in February 2016 in a bigger, better location at the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip. Authentic signed memorabilia from legends and current sports superstars will shower sports enthusiasts with a first-class shopping experience. Big screen TVs, a VIP lounge and a staff of experts will help you find whatever piece of memorabilia you’re looking for. A spokesperson said, “TRISTAR is like walking into a Sports Hall of Fame, but instead of just looking, you can take pieces of the experience home with you.” Sports stars will visit and sign autographs throughout the year. For updates on the grand re-opening, check back periodically on their website.

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A freelance writer for many years, Sheree Ciao is also the author of the book, ‘Blue, Purple and Scarlet.’ Open to all story ideas, you may contact her at s.ciao@yahoo.com. Read more on Examiner.com.