Not many people in the Phoenix area are actually from Phoenix. Many moved there from cold weather cities, or came with their parents who sought year-round sunshine. That means plenty of passionate sports fans. It’s that demographic that sports memorabilia businesses in the area rely on to succeed.
Al Gordon and Ken Adelson have opened Sports Expressions in the Superstition Springs Mall in Mesa. It’s an extension of a business Adelson runs that provides memorabilia to sports and military auctions and decorates sports bars.
The East Valley Tribune stopped in the shop for a visit.