About Barry Sanders Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Historical Barry Sanders 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 Autographed Jerseys
: Spending his entire NFL career with the Lions, Sanders earned all of his accolades, including 10 Pro Bowl selections, the 1997 NFL MVP award, and a Hall of Fame career, while playing for Detroit. Forever a Lion, a Barry Sanders in undoubtedly the greatest player to ever don the classic blue and silver. Our selection of authentic autographed Barry Sanders jerseys are essential collectible and perfect centerpiece for any sports memorabilia room. Adding a signed jersey from one of football's all-time greats would be a great way to distinguish your collection.
Barry Sanders Autographed Footballs
: Before being selected as the 3rd Overall pick in the NFL Draft, Barry Sanders was a Heisman Trophy winning running back at Oklahoma State University. Immediately, Sanders made an impact from the very first time he stepped on the field for the Detroit Lions. He won the 1989 Rookie of the Year award, an MVP and was a 10-time Pro Bowl selection before completing a Hall of Fame career. An absolute must-have for each and every serious collector, our selection of guaranteed authentic Barry Sanders signed footballs are some of the most coveted pieces of sports memorabilia.
Barry Sanders Autographed 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. A Rookie of the Year, MVP and Pro Bowl running back, a Barry Sanders certified authentic autographed helmet is a must-own for every serious football collector or dedicated Lions fan. Just like Sanders himself, this is a Hall of Fame-caliber centerpiece for your sports memorabilia room.
Barry Sanders Autographed Mini Helmets
: It all started back when Sanders completed one of the most legendary collegiate careers at Oklahoma State University where he won the Heisman Trophy. Selected 3rd Overall in the NFL Draft, Sanders immediately began down a path that would lead him straight into football history. A former MVP and Hall of Fame running back, Sanders retired prematurely in the opinion of most and deprived us of his greatness. Our selection of authentic Barry Sanders signed mini helmets offers Lions fans and collectors the perfect piece to commemorate a legend of the game.