Heritage Sports News: Spotlight On The Tampa Bay Rays

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The Tampa Bay Rays

If you had checked the big board in a Las Vegas sports book in March of 2008, you would have found a Rays World Series victory posted at 250 to one odds. And while the Philadelphia Phillies ultimately saw to it that the tiny handful of dreamers who may have laid money on that most improbable of Championship results would not strike it rich, it’s still perfectly fair to characterize 2008 at Tropicana as one of the most remarkable campaigns in Major League Baseball history.

Any student of sports history, which likely includes any client of Heritage Sports Collectibles, must offer a figurative tip of the cap to the young ballclub, a David facing off with two Goliaths in the American League East alone. The Yankees’ and Red Sox’ favorite punching bag inexplicably began to punch back in 2008, and perhaps singlehandedly dispelled the popular notion that baseball success can only be purchased. Only the Florida Marlins maintained a smaller payroll than the Rays last season.

Even without the Hollywood ending that most baseball fans beyond the borders of Pennsylvania wished for, the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays helped us shed a layer of cynicism that hardened every time another slugger’s name turned up on a prescription form, or a small market team was forced to sell its lone superstar. We realized that our Little League coaches were actually right all along, and that all those speeches about teamwork, about fundamentals, about heart still do apply, even at the top level of the game.

Consign Today

Consignments are currently being accepted for our 2009 April Signature Vintage Sports Memorabilia Auction. Top quality collectibles will also be given featured placement in print ads within such trade publications as Sports Collectors Digest, Sports Market Report and Beckett Elite, providing maximum hobby exposure. Generous cash advances are available. Call or email one of our consignment directors today to discuss your collection.