Tampa Bay Sports Day

Holiday Gifts for the Sports Fan

While gift cards to a favorite team shop are quick and easy, here are a few other ideas for holiday gifts for the sports fans in your life.

That’s My Man… Does your fan friend have an all-time favorite player, single season team or game? Baseball-reference.com (and sister sites for the NFL, NBA, NHL, college football and basketball, and Olympics) are the Web standard for info – and offer sponsorships of most pages. Many lesser-known players go for $10 or $15, while all-time greats can run into the hundreds of dollars.

Share A Moment… Egraphs is a new way to make a personalized connection with one of dozens of available baseballl players, as an electronic signature with special message you suggest.  Top Yankees and Mets past and present include C.C. Sabathia, Don Mattingly, David Wright and Mookie Wilson.

Start driving… Here is the best that NASCAR has to offer, a 2.5 mile Super Speedway (Pocono Raceway), Sprint Cup Style Stock Cars, a friendly, professional crew and put them all together to give you an Experience of a lifetime. This unique combination provides a thrilling opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Stock Car on an enormous 2.5 mile Super Speedway.  Programs range from a 3-Lap Riding Shotgun to an 80 mile Driving Experience. For more information 877-786-2522 or on the web here.

Socking It To Em… Need an excuse to go into Victoria’s Secret? Here is the answer. Their line of sports apparel includes school-brand socks for the female football fan…

Your Own Bobblehead: Most sports fans still collect bobbleheads. What about one…of your favorite sports fan! The custom Superfan bobblehead doll is custom sculpted and painted for you! For the sports fan who has everything, this is a must! Choose this body or browse dozens of others by clicking through to our site. You can even design your own body from scratch with a custom head-to-toe doll, More at Whoopass Enterprises.

Stadium Blueprints: Baseball fans know that there’s more to the game than you can catch on TV. There’s a special spark you only find at a stadium, packed with other fans, cheering your heart out for your favorite team. These Ballpark Blueprints honor that spirit of history and place in classic frame…   More at UncommonGoods.

A Great Film Series: Fans have loved ESPN’s “30 For 30” series, although hectic schedules usually force fans to miss some of the best ones. “The Worldwide Leader” has now put out the first season on DVD, a great gift for fans of film and sport.

The Wright Grip: David Wright is now back in the fold for the long haul Mets fans. One of his secrets, a great grip. Mission Athletecare has a series of products designed by athletes, including Wright, to give you the best grip possible, along with cooling towels and skin care lines. Check out CourtGrip and Power Grip here.

The Best in the NFL: Sports Illustrated has great writers and great photography, now they have great lists. Football’s Greatest, their latest work. Takes the best of SI’s writers combines it with the best of their photography and gives fans a position by position, team by team look at who have been the best ever on the gridiron…