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Ray Lewis, Ravens Memorabilia Selling Fast in White Marsh

Fans may have a hard time finding signed Ray Lewis items this playoff season.

When it comes to sports memorabilia, Great Moments at The Avenue at White Marsh lines their walls and shelves with it. 

But don't expect to simply drop in for a something signed by outgoing Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. As his 17th season draws to a close, all things memorializing the Baltimore legend are flying off the shelves. 

After pulling off an unlikely win in their NFL divisional playoff game in Denver, Lewis' farewell tour will make at least one more stop: next Sunday at in Foxborough, MA, meeting the New England Patriots with the AFC championship and a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

As of last week, the last of the store's signed photo canvases of Lewis—priced at about $300—sold out, according to manager P.J. Tebin. Signed footballs and helmets, which can run as high as $600, also sold out, he said. 

But don't worry, Tebin said, signed items from other players and Lewis T-shirts are in stock, not to mention a flurry of purple fan gear, ranging from hair bows to home decor. 

How do sales compare to last year's playoff season? 

"Dollar to dollar, sales are up compared to the first two weeks of last year," he said. "Anytime we're in the playoffs, sales go up ... when a player leaves, sales spike—that's the way the industry goes," Tebin said. 

The store's top-selling items this season have included T-shirts bearing slogans referencing this season's team, including "Hey Diddle Diddle, Ray Rice Up The Middle" and "Ray Lewis' Last Dance."

Tebin said he's optimistic the Ravens will make the Super Bowl, which could mean a major boom for the local memorabilia business. 

"There's so much stuff going on around Baltimore, the Ray Lewis retirement, the Denver win. The momentum that we've got with Ray Lewis, and winning the game this past week—everything is in line for something magical, Tebin said.

Add photos of your Ravens fan items to the gallery.

Where do you get Ravens gear? Are you predicting a Super Bowl win? Tell us in the comments. 

Fred 4401 January 15, 2013 at 12:10 AM
I get all my gear at Wild Bills on belair road and rossville. The old fisherman's wharf. Great people in that store and always plenty of help to help you find what you want or size.
Sam Battle January 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Don't freak....Ray is preparing to do a "PUBLIC" for fee sigining again soon and you can get anything you want signed by him and not be ripped of and be there to see him sign it and get a picture of him signing it and the prices usually starts around $80-$90 per item. If interested when i get more info. I will post here and or send it to the editor and they can post it
kevin culler January 15, 2013 at 10:16 PM
I agree with Fred...Wild Bills is the place to go. If you can imagine it, its there.
Parkvillehoney January 16, 2013 at 04:27 AM
Please do, Sam. I have a Ray Lewis framed photo of him doing his dance and I would love for him to sign it. Thanks!!!!
Sam Battle January 16, 2013 at 11:21 AM
This is not Ray, but a good Raven Signing coming up here some of you might be interested in going to... http://www.greatmomentsinc.com/baraausi1.html

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