If you are looking for the newest sports-related paraphernalia for the Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders or Storm, you have a lot of choices in Seattle to shop at. But if you are looking for rare, hard-to-find items, you have a much narrower field to run down. Lucky for you, we’ve uncovered five of the best shops to visit and most offer a mix of both new and old. Whether you are looking for antiques or something that looks antique, you’ll find it here.
Sports Den
319 1st Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-2550

The Sports Den is all about the new and the old. In addition to the latest clothing and promotional products for all the major sports teams, you’ll also find vintage sports memorabilia items as well. Here you’ll find trading cards, signed baseballs, pendants, autographed photos, key chains and more. The Sports Den website is fairly simple and doesn’t do the store justice for what they actually stock on their shelves, so this is definitely one store that you’ll want to shop the brick and mortar way.

2nd Base
1001 NE Boat St.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 325-2273

Since 2nd Base is one of Seattle’s oldest used sporting goods store, it would be easy to skip passed them when looking for authentic memorabilia, but that would be a mistake. Tucked away passed all the baseball gear, bikes and ice skates, you’ll find vintage sporting goods as well as some rare items that you’ll have a hard time finding anywhere else. Items that have come and gone in this shop have included wooden skis from long ago, a 1920s baseball mitt and more. And if you are looking for a place to consign your memorabilia, they will take that too!

Mill Creek Sports
15704 Mill Creek Blvd. Suite #5
Mill Creek, WA 98012
(425) 742-8500

Open since 1991, Mill Creeks Sports boasts of having the largest collection of sports memorabilia in the greater Seattle area. Whether or not that can be confirmed, there is no mistake that this is one shop that sports fans should definitely make plans to visit. The shop has exclusive rights to many athletes playing for Seattle teams, and the store has received a lot of praise from fans who applaud the shop’s professional staff and fair prices.Related: Best Holiday Gift Guide For Sports Fans

DJ’s Sportscards
1630 Duvall Ave. NE #D
Renton, WA 98059
(425) 235-4357

DJ’s Sportscards has been serving trading card fans since 1988. In addition to the latest football, baseball and basketball card packs, the shop has a huge selection of discontinued cards as well as other vintage sports memorabilia items that are worth taking a lot at. And for the non-sports fan in your family, the shop also offers non-sports trading cards, like Pokemon. The website is pretty extensive, but for the best selection, you really should visit their neighborhood store as well.

Ebbets Field Flannels
119 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104
(888) 896-2936

Just a couple of blocks from both CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field sits Ebbets Field Flannels, and while they don’t sell antiques, everything that they make there looks like it. Since 1988, Jerry Cohen has been crafting new sports uniforms to look like they were created in the 1940s, and instead of focusing on major league teams, Cohen puts his efforts into little remembered teams and creating vintage styled jerseys, jackets, caps and more. His clothing is so authentic looking, it has been featured in movies and TV shows.

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Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.