About Barry Sanders Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Barry Sanders Historical Milestones
One of the most prolific athletes in the history of the National Football League, Barry Sanders will always be remembered as one of the greatest players in the game. Noted at 5'8" and sometimes knocked for his short stature, Sanders' size and ability to keep a low center of gravity made him a dominant running back starting all the way back in high school. Despite winning all-state honors during his senior year, Sanders received only a handful of college scholarships and eventually went to Oklahoma State University. In his first two seasons of collegiate football, Sanders backed-up star runner, Thurman Thomas, who left before the start of Sanders' third season. As a starter his junior year, Barry Sanders put together what is considered the greatest offensive season in college football history. Amassing an incredible 2,628 yards rushing, 3,249 total yards, 234 points scored, and 39 touchdowns, Sanders guided OSU to a victory at the Holiday Bowl before taking home the prestigious Heisman Trophy in 1988. After his junior year, Barry Sanders opted for the NFL Draft and was selected third overall by the Detroit Lions, a franchise he would remain with for the duration of his professional football career. His explosiveness and unmatched elusiveness made him the league's second leading rusher during just his rookie year and earned the 1989 Rookie of the Year honors. Despite winning the 1994 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award, Sanders recorded his best season in 1997 when he ran for 2,053 yards to become the third player in NFL history to rush for 2,000+ yards in a single season. Rushing for 100 yards in 14 consecutive games for a league record, Sanders also co-won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award in 1997. A Pro-Bowler for all ten of his seasons in the NFL, Barry Sanders shocked the world by announcing his retirement in 1999 in a fax to the Wichita Eagle, his hometown newspaper. Surprising many who had assumed Sanders would soon eclipse the great Walter Payton as the NFL's career leading rusher; Sanders eventually revealed that he simply did not have it in him to continue playing for an unsuccessful franchise. In 2004, Sanders was inducted in the Football Hall of Fame for his astounding impact on the NFL and became the second former player to be enshrined while in his 30's.
A man no football fan will ever forget, Barry Sanders put the world on his shoulders and ran with it for each of his ten NFL seasons. At the time of his retirement he was second only to Walter Payton in career rushing yardage and was only one behind Payton in career 100-yard games. Noted by many as one of the greatest running backs in the history of the NFL, Barry Sanders memorabilia is an absolute must-have for NFL fans and collectors. No serious football collection is complete without one of the game's all-time most electrifying players making collectibles signed by the one and only Barry Sanders a vital addition.
Collecting Barry Sanders Memorabilia
Barry Sanders Signed Mini Helmets
:It all started back when Sanders completed a Heisman-worthy career at Oklahoma State University and joined the Detroit Lions. Upon joining the NFL, Sanders created a football legacy that will go down in history as one of the best careers the game has seen. Due to his large success, a Barry Sanders autographed mini helmet is a great addition for your football collection or sports room. Our selection of Barry Sanders signed mini helmets offers Lions fans the perfect piece to commemorate a legend of the franchise. A flawlessly hand-signed mini-helmet that features Lions official design and a Barry Sanders autograph that is fully certified authentic is a true essential for every Sanders or Detroit fan. Bring home a piece of NFL history with a Barry Sanders signed mini-helmet and add Hall of Fame value to your collection.
Barry Sanders Signed Footballs
:As the third overall pick by the Detroit Lions, Sanders would go on to carry on his back his entire 10-year professional football career. Making an impact from the very first time he stepped on the field in the silver and blue, Barry Sanders won the 1989 Rookie of the Year award before completing a Hall of Fame career. A perennial Pro-Bow selection from his rookie season straight through his retirement in 1998, the former running back has hand-signed each Barry Sanders autographed football in our selection. An absolute must-have for each and every serious collector, a hand-signed NFL official football with a Barry Sanders autograph comes with an individual certificate of authenticity to guarantee value for your collection. Bring home one of the NFL's most-electrifying players with this authentic Barry Sanders signed football for your collection or favorite sports room.
Barry Sanders Signed Photos
:Sports Illustrated writer, Paul Zimmerman once said of Sanders, "Nobody has ever created such turmoil at the point of attack as Sanders has." Fans and collectors can capture the true dominance of the Hall of Fame running back for a lifetime with Barry Sanders autographed photos. From our selection of Barry Sanders autographed photos, fans can preserve a rushing legacy from a variety of images. Unquestionably one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Sanders was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 and many of our signed Barry Sanders photos feature an inscribed "HOF 04" below his trademark signature to denote his greatest achievement. A great addition to every football collection, any genuine Barry Sanders autographed photograph will acquire worth over time and adds historic value to any Detroit Lions collection.
Barry Sanders Signed Helmets
:Considered a Detroit Lions icon and football legend, Barry Sanders will always remain ranked among the best players in NFL history. After completing a storied ten-year football career with the Lions, there is no better piece of sports memorabilia to be owned by a collector or NFL fan than an autographed Barry Sanders helmet. Hand-signed Barry Sanders, many of these helmets feature inscriptions that honor his many achievements from his Rookie of the Year award to his 1997 MVP title. Due to his impact on the league, a Barry Sanders autographed helmet is a must-own asset for every serious football collector or dedicated Lions fan. An absolute Hall of Fame-caliber centerpiece for your sports room, each signed Barry Sanders helmet is fully certified authentic and guaranteed to acquire future value.
Barry Sanders Signed Jerseys
:Spending his entire NFL career with the Lions, Sanders eared all of his accolades, including ten Pro Bowl selections, the 1997 NFL Most Valuable Player award, and a Hall of Fame career, while playing for Detroit. Forever a Lion, a Barry Sanders signed jersey is the perfect piece of sports memorabilia for any Detroit fan. An autographed Barry Sanders jersey is the absolute ultimate Barry Sanders collectible and perfect centerpiece for any collection or sports room. Each authentic Detroit Lions jersey available on our site is hand-signed by the greatest player in franchise history: the one and only Barry Sanders. Truly a must-have for every serious National Football League collector, distinguish your collection as one of historic value with one of the sport's all-time greats today with an authentic Detroit Lions jerseys with a Barry Sanders autograph and even an inscription denoting his Hall of Fame feats.