The New York Giants have traditionally been one of the best franchises in the NFL. The Giants were established in 1925, and among the five original NFL teams established that year they remain the lone active franchise. The team has won eight NFL titles: four titles in the pre-Super Bowl era and four since the establishment of the Super Bowl. The Giants also have a long history of iconic players; in total 15 Hall of Famers have suited up in a New York Giants uniform.
The Giants emerged as perennial playoff contenders when the franchise hired Bill Parcells as its next head coach in 1983. After a bad 1983 season, the Giants made the playoffs in ’84 and ’85 but it wasn’t until the following season that the team broke out as a force to be reckoned with. The ’86 Giants stormed through the season to the tune of a 14-2 record and the top seed in the NFC playoffs. New York cruised past the San Francisco 49ers 49-3 in the divisional round of the playoffs before shutting out the Washington Redskins 17-0 in the NFC Championship game and advancing to the first Super Bowl in franchise history. With Parcells at the helm, quarterback, Phil Simms leading the offense and MVP Lawrence Taylor manning the defense, the Giants beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI to claim the first Super Bowl title in team history.
The Giants returned to glory during the 1990 season, when they sported a 13-3 record during the regular season before defeating the 49ers in the playoffs and advancing to another Super Bowl. In Super Bowl XXV, the Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 while adding another Lombardi Trophy to their collection.
New York would not see another Super Bowl title until 2007, but the victory was worth the wait. The Giants finished the season 10-6 and had to beat three teams on the road during the playoffs just to represent the NFC in the championship. After taking down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers the Giants faced the ultimate opponent: the 18-0 New England Patriots. The Patriots entered Super Bowl XLII as heavy favorites, but were stunned as the Giants won the game 17-14. Quarterback, Eli Manning was named Super Bowl MVP and will always be remembered for a game-saving play he made while scrambling out of a crowded pocket and finding receiver, Davis Tyree, down field for a huge gain which eventually led to the game-winning score.
The Giants claimed their fourth Super Bowl title during the 2012 season after taking down the New England Patriots for the second time in Super Bowl XLVI. Eli Manning was named Super Bowl MVP for the second time in his career, placing him in an elite class of quarterbacks to have won multiple championships.
The New York Giants have served as one of the NFL’s marquee franchises over the past 10 years. It’s easy to see why the Giants have built an enormous fan base and their memorabilia is collected worldwide. With two Super Bowl victories since 2007, the Giants have been on top of the NFL world more often in recent history than any other team. With a future Hall of Famer in Eli Manning and impact players like Victor Cruz, the Giants provide collectors with a number of options as to where to turn to add depth and uniqueness to a memorabilia collection.
- Signed Lawrence Taylor Jerseys: Lawrence Taylor played his entire 13-year career for the New York Giants, and is widely regarded as one of the best defensive players the NFL has ever seen. Taylor was a 10-time Pro Bowler, three-time Defensive Player of the Year and two-time Super Bowl champion as a member of some of the best Giants teams in franchise history. The 1986 season was an enormous highlight for both Taylor and the Giants. As an intimidating defensive presence, Taylor recorded 20.5 sacks that season and was named NFL MVP while he helped the Giants steamroll to a Super Bowl title over John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Because Taylor is one of the best players in franchise history, fans and collectors should look to add a Lawrence Taylor signed jersey to their Giants memorabilia collection. An autographed Lawrence Taylor jersey can bolster the historical depth of any NFL memorabilia collection, while acting as an investment that is sure to acquire worth over time.
- Phil Simms Autographed Mini Helmets: The New York Giants retired Phil Simms’ No. 11 jersey after the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback played his entire 14-year career with the franchise. Simms led the Giants to two Super Bowl wins, and was named MVP of Super Bowl XXI after setting the record for highest completion percentage in a Super Bowl after completing 22 of 25 passes against the Denver Broncos. His large success and influential place in Giants franchise history makes Phil Simms memorabilia very valuable and in high demand by New York football fans and beyond. A Phil Simms signed mini helmet is the perfect addition a collection dedicated to the team, since items with a Phil Simms autograph honors one of the top quarterbacks in franchise history and show New York Giants pride.
- Eli Manning Signed Footballs: Eli Manning is already considered to be the best quarterback in New York Giants history. In addition to leading the team to win the Super Bowl, he also holds franchise records for career touchdown passes, passing yards and completions. Manning has also distinguished himself as a top quarterback in the NFL, becoming the only quarterback in history to pass for more than 4,900 yards and win the Super Bowl in the same season. An Eli Manning autographed football is the perfect addition to any NFL memorabilia collection since it commemorates one of the top players in the game. Because the Giants superstar rarely does signings, Eli Manning memorabilia is extremely valuable and in high demand from collectors and fans. Invest in an Eli Manning signed football for you collection before he eventually hangs up his cleats and memorabilia signed by the NFL icon skyrockets in value.
- Michael Strahan Autographed Photos: Michael Strahan is a Hall of Fame defensive end who played the duration of his entire 15-year NFL career with the New York Giants. Strahan was a seven-time Pro Bowler and two-time Defensive Player of the Year while dominating the field for the Giants. Strahan also played a huge role in the Giants Super Bowl upset of the previously unbeaten New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLII. Strahan, who holds the single-season sacks record, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014. A signed Michael Strahan photo captures the legend while sacking quarterbacks for his record-breaking 22.5 sacks in one season. Each Michael Strahan autographed photo commemorates a legend of the game and cements a moment in NFL history that will live in the minds of Giants fans forever.
- Victor Cruz Signed Helmets: Victor Cruz has solidified himself as one of the most versatile wide receivers in the NFL who dominates the field for the Giants. A true underdog, Cruz went undrafted out of college but was signed by the New York Giants shortly thereafter. He broke onto the scene during the 2011 season, when he broke a Giants single-season record with 1,536 receiving yards. Cruz eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark again in 2012 and narrowly missed his third-consecutive 1,000 yard season in 2013 when he recorded 998 yards receiving. Cruz was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2012 and played a huge role for the Giants during their successful run to Super Bowl XLVI. A Victor Cruz autographed helmet would serve as a fantastic display piece within any New York Giants collection. From authentic Pro-Line helmets to replica helmets with a Victor Cruz autographed are highly sought after and great for showing Giants pride wherever displayed.