Home to a franchise team of every major national sports league in the country the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is filled with very enthusiastic fans. And of course one of the ways fans show their support is through the purchasing and collecting of memorabilia. Sold in a variety of venues, including physical and online stores, shows and auctions, and in private sales, sports memorabilia is a billion dollar business. Here are some of the best sports memorabilia stores in the D.C. area.
House Of Cards
2301 Broadbirch Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 608-0355
www.houseofcardsmd.com

Bill Huggins is not just the president of House of Cards, he is one of the top traders in sports memorabilia in the nation. Visitors to his Silver Spring storefront will be amazed at the depth and breath of its collection. Specializing in sports cards from the turn of the century to pre-1980s, House of Cards also has helmets, programs, tickets, photos, jerseys and other sports memorabilia. The store also makes many of its items available for sale on eBay and at special auctions.

Hall Of Fame Cards & Collectibles
11325 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 299-9201
www.www.hofcards.com

Hall of Fame has had a strong presence in the sports memorabilia community since 1989. First selling at shows and through mail order, it now has a brick and mortar operation housed inside the Cabin John Mall and an extensive online sales operation. It specializes in 1972 and older sports cards and does some business in autographs.

Collector’s World
7030 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 256-8408
www.collectorsworldva.com

With a flagship store in Annandale and mini locations in Falls Church, Winchester and Culpepper, Collector’s World dominates the Northern Virginia sports memorabilia market. It offers a variety of rare, vintage and current cards as well as autographed memorabilia. Much of its collection — including exclusive Washington Redskins running back John “The Diesel” Riggins autographed memorabilia — is also available on eBay

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Washington Nationals Team Store
1500 South Capitol St., S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 640-7777
www.nationals.com

In the ten years since arriving in D.C., the “Nats” have developed a large and loyal fan base. According to ESPN, the team had an average home game attendance of 32,343 — giving it a ranking of 11 out of the 30 Major League Baseball teams. Its main team store is located at Nationals Park stadium outside of Center Field Plaza on N Street and is accessible throughout the year. There are additional stores and merchandise booths at the stadium that are open only during game days.

Redskins Hall Of Fame Store
1600 FedEx Way
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 276-6680
www.redskins.com

The Washington Redskins have been the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s NFL team for more than 80 years. They have had a roller coaster history of winning and losing seasons. However, having made dozens of postseason appearances and won three Super Bowls, the team has garnered generations of fans. Its main team store is located at FedEx Field stadium and is accessible throughout the year. Additional stores are located at Dulles Town Center, Westfield Montgomery, Fair Oaks Mall and Tyson’s Corner Center.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Troy Petenbrink is a freelance writer, blogger and social media influencer. A member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, he has written for Fodor’s, Travel Channel, and Miami Herald, among other outlets. http://www.examiner.com/wine-and-spirits-travel-3-in-washington-dc/troy-petenbrink

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