For New York Yankees manager Joe Torre has been hired as executive vice president of baseball operations of the MLB. The 70-year old won four World Series championships with the Yankees and managed the Los Angeles Dodgers for three years before retiring. MLB commissioner Bud Selig is expected to make the formal announcement tomorrow. Those who are interested in collecting New York Yankees signed memorabilia will find a vast selection of collectibles including Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter signed baseball jerseys.
A season-long trade speculation has ended with a deal that sends Denver Nugget’s All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. Included in the trade are Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams and Renaldo Balkman. In exchange the Nuggets will receive Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgoz and a 2014 first-round draft pick. The Minnesota Timberwolves also got involved in the deal, receiving the Knicks’ Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph for Corey Brewer. Those who are interested in New York Knicks signed memorabilia will soon find a selection of Carmelo Anthony memorabilia including photographs and signed basketball jerseys.
The Los Angeles Lakers are heading home on a sour note after losing to the worst team in the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the last few weeks, the defending NBA champions have proven to be anything but consistent. With a third straight loss, they head into the NBA All-Star weekend with plans to reevaluate their game and make drastic improvements. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers are playing at their best this season after coming off a devastating 26-game losing streak. Fans of Lakers memorabilia will find a great collection of Lakers signed jerseys including Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant autographed collectibles.
Quarterbacks Michael Vick and Peyton Manning could become two of the highest paid football players in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles have placed an exclusive franchise tag on Vick as the Indianapolis Colts did the same with four-time MVP Manning. An exclusive franchise tag indicates that the team must pay the player the average of the highest five salaries paid for that position and that no other team can negotiate with that player. Those who are interested in Philadelphia Eagles collectibles can find a large selection of Michael Vick signed memorabilia such as collages and signed football jerseys.
Fans and collectors of Boston Celtics memorabilia may be interested to hear that the Celtics topped the Miami Heat last night. Among the highlights, Kevin Garnett scored 19 points and Rajon Rondo had a triple-double as the Celtics reclaimed number one ranking in the Eastern Conference. The 85-82 win ended their two-game losing streak and Miami’s eight-game winning streak. Those who are looking for signed basketball photos and jerseys will find a great collection of Boston Celtics and Miami Heat autographed memorabilia available.
Two of the best teams in the NBA went toe to toe last night. The Boston Celtics hosted the Los Angeles Lakers who rallied to claim the 92-86 victory. Among the highlights, Ray Allen hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter to break Reggie Miller’s record for the most 3-point field goals in NBA history. While taking only three shots in the first half, Kobe Bryant came back to score 20 points in the second half. Pau Gasol added another 20 points and Andrew Bynum finished with 16 points. Fans of Los Angeles Lakers memorabilia will find a large collection of Los Angeles Lakers signed basketball jerseys and photographs available. Those who are interested will also find a great selection of Ray Allen signed memorabilia.
Those who are fans of Boston Red Sox memorabilia may be interested to hear that the Red Sox have signed reliever Alfredo Aceves. The 28-year old played for the New York Yankees for three seasons although his last season was cut short by a back injury. Last season Aceves was 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA. Over the last three seasons he is 14-1. Fans will find a great selection of Alfredo Aceves memorabilia including signed baseballs and photographs.
One of the biggest annual sporting events ended last night with the Green Bay Packers receiving the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time in 14 years. Despite losing Donald Driver and Charles Woodson to injuries during the big game, the Packers were able to maintain an early lead to secure the 31-25 win. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 304 yards while the Steelers committed three costly turnovers. Furthermore, NFL Defensive Player of the Year Troy Polamalu and the Steelers defense lacked their usual drive. Green Bay Packers memorabilia fans can find an extensive collection of Green Bay Packers signed footballs and helmets in addition to Aaron Rodgers autographed football jerseys.
Basketball fans may be anticipating the NBA All-Star Game which will take place on February 20. As the popular game gets closer, the All-Star reserves have been released. In the Eastern Conference, Chris Bosh will join starters LeBron James and Dwayne Wade as a reserve. Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce were also selected. Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers became the first rookie All-Star since Yao Ming made the team in 2003. Those who are interested in collecting signed basketball jerseys and photographs can find a great selection of memorabilia including Chris Bosh and LeBron James autographed collectibles.
New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte has made plans to announce his retirement tomorrow. The decision was not a surprise as the 38-year old had been debating retirement since the end of last season. Since becoming a free agent, Pettitte has not pursued any contracts however the Yankee organization remained hopeful that their ace pitcher would stay. Pettitte spent thirteen seasons with Yankees in which he collected 203 wins, the third most in franchise history. Fans of Andy Pettitte memorabilia will find an extensive collection to commemorate the three-time All-Star, from Andy Pettitte autographed baseballs to signed jerseys and other New York Yankees collectibles.