College Basketball Merchandise Nostalgia

By: William Smith

College basketball and merchandise is among the most popular today as anytime in the past history of the sport and growing each year in leaps and bounds. College basketballIn-fact is one of the most popular sports today.

Be it memorabilia, apparel or footwear, the demand for college basketball merchandise continues to grow. More and more Americans are turning nostalgic and buying basketball jerseys of their college or autographed caps. Their demand is matched by today's generation that lives on fashion styles launched by basketball stars. The demand peaks during March when the NCAA tourney starts. Suddenly, there is a great rush for college jerseys, caps, shorts, logos, headbands, writs bands, and any other knickknack associated with the game. Basketball shoes are especially in great demand. Everyone wants to wear a shoe named after a basketball star. Part of this demand is fuelled by footwear companies like Nike, Adidas and Reebok, which have launched basketball shoes after the names of basketball stars.

The high voltage advertising accompanying basketball games adds to the basketball fever. The arrival of the Internet has made the basketball merchandise even more accessible. Buyers can purchase anything form college flags, banners, hats, helmets, jackets, to shoes, shorts, watches, jewelry, display cases etc. Today, it is possible to buy memorabilia like watches worn by revered coaches or jerseys of famous stars. Even photographs of historic matches played in the past are available on the net. Most of the sites sell the merchandise college-wise. This makes life easier for basketball fans that are looking to buy basketball products associated with their college. There are some sites that supply custom-made basketball uniforms. The buyer has to enter his requirements to get jerseys, shorts or jackets of his size and choice. Some innovative marketers even sell tailgate and folding chairs painted in college colors.Stainless Steel and Pewter Travel Mug, Snack Helmet, Stainless Steel Thermos, College Neon Signs are some of the other products that are today being hawked as basketball merchandise. The tech-savvy has even started selling optical mouse in college colors! Auction sites are another great source to buy basketball merchandise. Hundreds of fans put up basketball memorabilia on the auction sites, and wait for the best bid. Of course, one has to be careful while bidding on these sites. It is quite possible that the memorabilia may turn out to be fake. The bidder must always look at the return policy offered by the seller and his testimonials before ordering the memorabilia.

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