Anderson The Spider Silva Memorabilia Remains Hot as Legend Grows

June 29, 2013 by  
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Anderson The Spider Silva is the current middleweight champion in the UFC, ranked the world's number one by several outlets including ESPN and Yahoo! Sports. He is considered by many to the best mixed martial artist who ever lived.  The versatile Silva practices boxing, taekwondo, Brazilian jiu-jiutsu and Muay Thai.  His success has fans clamoring for gloves, autographs, trading cards and various other types of Anderson Silva memorabilia.

Anderson Silva signed photoThe Spider is the UFC's longest reigning champion and holds an outstanding record of 33 wins out of 37 matches with 20 by knockout.  Silva is well rounded as a fighter with a striking ability that is easily classified as one of the best in MMA. His amazing success is made more incredible by his humble beginnings.

He was born April 14, 1975, a middle child in a struggling family of four in Brazil and spent a considerable part of his childhood in the care of his relatives with the police force. He encountered Brazilian jiu-jiutsu watching the more wealthy neighborhood children being trained then teaching himself.

Silva memorabilia is made more valuable by his inspirational story of the rise from a relatively poor family in Brazil to the current sports icon that he is.    eBay remains the top source for autographed Silva  photographs, which remain the most popular signed item.  However, more unexpected items also pop up such as a UFC 73 program signed autograph Silva, Rashed Evans Sean Sherk which was being offered for just under $200 in June.

An autographed Anderson Silva glove is worth within the range of $150-200. Autographed items sell for close to ten times the price of items that are not autographed.

Among the most expensive items with a signature of 'The Spider' was an autographed UFC replica Belt. It was sold on eBay for $760.

Trading cards?  Silva has many with autographed cards and fight-used relics among the most popular.  A Topps UFC Anderson Silva 2012 Triple Knockout relic sells for 249.99.

Anderson The Spider Silva action figures are part of collectibles for the mixed martial arts enthusiast and frequently come with figures of other MMA living legends.

Given his stated love for comics and comic book heroes, it is undoubted that with his MMA career, he has gained a following of fans and collectors chasing after his memorabilia akin to a comic book hero.

Despite his stature, there were a fairly modest 2,200+ pieces of Anderson Silva memorabilia on eBay at last check.  Click here to see them.

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