The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are one of the most feared teams in all of Major League Baseball. On any given day, the Angels put a lineup on the field that features superstars like Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton. The super team is one of the most talented teams in all of baseball and its quest for a World Series title seems to be right around the corner.
The franchise started as the California Angels in 1966 and held that name until 1996, after that the team adopted Anaheim as its city from 1997 to 2004. The Angels have always been a solid team; earning division titles in 1979, 1982 and 1986 before their run of five titles in the last 10 years.
One of the best players in franchise history is Nolan Ryan. Ryan was traded to the Angels from the New York Mets in 1972 and pitched for the team for seven seasons. It was with the Angels where Ryan finally got his chance to be a starting pitcher. During his first season with the team, Ryan led the league with 329 strikeouts. In 1973, Ryan threw two no-hitters while posting a 21-16 overall record for the Angels.
The Angels won their first World Series title in franchise history after an iconic season in 2002. The Angels faced off against the powerful Barry Bonds and his San Francisco Giants. On their road to the title series, the Angels defeated the Minnesota Twins in the American league Championship Series. The Angels were eight outs away from being eliminated after falling behind 3-2 in the series and being down five runs in the seventh inning of game six. The Angels rallied, a trend for that team, and eventually took down the Giants in a thrilling game seven.
The Angels are now constructed to be one of the best teams in all of baseball for years to come. In the outfield they feature Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton; the duo has combined to make eight All-Star appearances. At first base, the Angels have the best player baseball has seen in the last 15 years. Albert Pujols is a nine-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion. He signed with the Angels in 2012 and is dedicated to bringing the franchise its second World Series title. Trout, who is just 23 years old, is probably the best young player in the game and he has shown the promise of becoming a perennial MVP candidate.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have reached a level of accomplishment that will be difficult for any other MLB franchise to match. It’s easy to see why the Angels have a global following and why their memorabilia is some of the most collected. No American League team comes close to the lineup that the LA Angels put on the field day in and day out, which is why investing in a franchise that has made winning a necessity is always a smart move. Shop for autographed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim memorabilia to complete your favorite sports room or add value to your unique collection.
- Mike Trout Signed Baseballs: One of the most premier young players in Major League Baseball, Mike Trout has taken the league by storm since his mid-season debut with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2011. Trout has made three consecutive All-Star game appearances while on his way to establishing himself as an absolute threat on the field. During his debut season, Trout won the American League Rookie of the Year after leading the league in stolen bases and has since become an MLB sensation. The New Jersey native has claimed the Silver Slugger Award twice and was named the MVP of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Investing in signed Mike Trout memorabilia now is the perfect move for fans and collectors because the items signed by the Angels slugger will continuously rise in value as he continues to write MLB history. A Mike Trout autographed baseball is the perfect addition to any MLB memorabilia collection as it commemorates all of his achievements on the field from his early career to his many future accomplishments. Invest in the future of the Angels and add the league’s newest big timer to your collection or sports room with a Mike Trout signed ball.
- Josh Hamilton Autographed Photos: Josh Hamilton is one of the few players in Major League Baseball that makes pitchers cringe whenever he steps into the batter’s box. The hard-hitting outfielder is enjoying his second season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after a stellar run with the Texas Rangers. The three-time Silver Slugger won the AL MVP in 2010 after hitting .359 with 32 home runs and 100 RBIs before joining the Angels as Los Angeles’ newest threat. Die-hard Angels fans and serious sports collectors can add a signed Josh Hamilton photo to increase the value of their collection while investing in the future of an MLB superstar. Capture your favorite major league moments for a lifetime and show your Angels pride in the home or office with a fully authentic autographed Josh Hamilton photo.
- Albert Pujols Signed Bats: Albert Pujols is the best baseball player Major League Baseball has seen over the past 15 years, and his statistics prove as much. Pujols established himself as a baseball superstar during his 11 years as a member of the Cardinals joined the Angels as a serious threat to opponents, while batting a career average of .319 and hit 508 home runs as of June 2014. As a two-time World Series champion and three-time National League MVP, Albert Pujols’ legacy is already one of an all-time great. Since he is one of the most feared hitters in the game, the addition of an Albert Pujols autographed bat takes any baseball collection to the next level. Honor his legendary achievements and dominating aura at the plate with an Albert Pujols signed bat, which is sure to add an enormous amount of historical depth and value to all sport collections.
- Autographed Nolan Ryan Memorabilia: Nolan Ryan dominated throughout his 27-year career by establishing himself as one of the hardest-throwing pitchers in baseball history. His pitches were often clocked in at over 100 mph, and that helped Ryan win a bunch of intimidation battles with his opponents at the plate. Fans and collectors can take advantage of our expansive collection of Nolan Ryan memorabilia in order to find an awesome addition to your sports collection that honors one of the MLB’s greatest. A Nolan Ryan autographed baseball commemorates his epic career that was filled with memorable achievements or autographed Nolan Ryan photos and collages preserve unforgettable moments from MLB history. Add Hall of Fame value to your collection and show your dedication as an Angels fan with a piece of sports memorabilia with a Nolan Ryan autograph.