8919 W Cermak Road,
Riverside, IL 60546
March of 2016 marks 19 years in business at this location and Heroes has been keeping the dream alive for athletes and fans alike. Owner Chuck Wedick has thrilled kids and sports aficionados alike with his extensive collection of sports cards including baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer and even UFC. Wedick says, “from single cards to sets to boxes of packs, we carry older vintage cards as well as all of the newer releases. We also carry several gaming cards, like Magic, Pokémon and Yugioh.” You’ll also find different storage supplies for your cards or memorabilia, plus a true blue fan behind the counter.
600 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60616
If you love the south siders who gave a World Series win in 2005 (or you’re just the weary north side’s “lovable losers”), show your lifelong dedication or newfound admiration for the Chicago White Sox at Grandstand Unlimited in Bridgeport. Browse apparel, novelties, hats, jerseys, collectibles and footwear related to all Chicago teams including the Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears, Sox and yes, the Cubs. Expect lots of clearance items, and the vintage stuff is especially exciting to consider.
835 N Michigan Ave.
Water Tower Place – 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Campus Colors has become a Chicago institution with its five locations stocking a comprehensive collection of authentic merchandise from over 200 colleges and universities. It’s like going to the college bookstore without having to go into debt for tuition and beer. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Campus Colors also offers NCAA and professional team gear including sports apparel for kids and adults. Expect plenty of sports related novelties for gift giving, too. Jon Rubinstein, principal owner (and a grad of Washington University in St. Louis) notes that “we’re welcoming, approachable and knowledgeable.”
557 Chestnut St.
Winnetka IL 60093
The Winnetka shop has a fine selection of our Stanley Cup heroes’ memorabilia signed by Blackhawks players, and you can expect to see coveted authentic items from the Cubs and Bulls as well as Yankees, Red Sox and other teams. In the biz for over 20 years, Bleachers is a neatly arranged and comfortable retail establishment that also stocks a cool autographed music inventory. The staff works tirelessly to insure that all memorabilia is genuine.
6217 Park Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Brian Schwartz, CEO/President of Schwartz Sports Memorabilia, Inc. says, “We are probably the largest sports memorabilia dealer in Chicagoland in terms of our overall inventory and national reach.” The Morton Grove store boasts an exclusive representation for all autograph signings and appearances for names like Barry Sanders, Hector Rondon, Frank Kaminsky, Mike Singletary and Jahlil Okafor, and it has longstanding relationships for signings on a regular basis with local stars Brian Urlacher, Mike Ditka, Jim McMahon, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Andre Dawson, Paul Konerko, Frank Thomas, Bobby Hull, Tony Esposito and Chris Chelios. The business works to bring well-known guests to the Fanatics Sports Spectacular held each March and November at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, too.
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