Sports are for everyone. They give us something to feel excited about and they bring us together in a way that few other things do. The world of sports captures the hearts of fans all over the world, including some big names that may surprise you. Here are 5 celebrities with big memorabilia collections.
“Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.”
As a member of three Brazilian World Cup-champion teams, Pele is considered by many to be one of the greatest soccer players of all time. His collection, once worth over $4 million, contains several soccer memorabilia pieces including his own medals and jerseys.
“I had all my cards divided up into teams, neatly arranged in file boxes in my room.”
Best known for his performance in Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston is an American actor. His baseball collection includes cards, jerseys, dolls, and even a signed ball.
“It’s like fantasy sports, combined with stocks, combined with nostalgia, combined with gambling.”
Steve Aoki is an American DJ, record producer, music programmer, and record executive. His love of sports memorabilia collecting is so big that the star has recently opened a high-end card store, Cards and Coffee, on Hollywood Boulevard.
“I just love the game. It’s the greatest sport in the world.”
Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host best known for his role in the ABC sitcom Growing Pains. Before his passing in 2016, the actor had a large hockey collection, and the NHL even sent their condolences after he died.
“When I do something, I do it all out.”
Penny Marshall was an American actor, producer, and… sports memorabilia collector. Her collection included everything from historic hats to modern jerseys and she even dedicated a large portion of her home to the enthusiasm.