For years, no matter which players came and went, the most collectible player on Canada’s pro basketball was a guy who debuted in the 1990s. While Vince Carter will always hold a special place in team history, 2019 Toronto Raptors NBA championship merchandise will be heading to a lot of homes and offices north of the border.
The team that had no lottery picks won three times on the Golden State Warriors’ home court, taking the Finals 4 games to 2.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019
Fans are celebrating the long-awaited title across Canada and Fanatics, the largest retailer of sports apparel and memorabilia, says the Raptors’ victory will result in the biggest NBA championship sales ever, behind only the Cavs’ title with LeBron in 2016.
Here’s a look at some of the merchandise being produced in association with the Raptors’ first NBA championship and some other Raptors collectibles.
2019 NBA Finals Program
Checking in at 160 pages, the game program features both team logos on the front and plenty of information inside to remember the Raptors and the team they vanquished to win it all. Among the less expensive items you can own, the program is always a favorite of collectors and among the more ‘interactive’ championship souvenirs. They’re readily available on eBay.
Panini America, the NBA’s trading card partner, will produce a 30-card boxed set commemorating the 2019 Raptors.
Sets will have 15 player cards, with each shown holding the Larry o’Brien trophy; three ‘celebration shots’, team logo and image cards, one featuring head coach Nick Nurse and an extra card of Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. They’re available for pre-order now at $29.99.
Of course, there were plenty of cards issued during the 2018-19 season featuring the Raps. You can see team sets on eBay here. We’ve also got a guide to Leonard’s highly popular rookie cards and a list of the current hottest auctions here.
As soon as the horn sounded after Game 6, championship Raptors bobbleheads were available, showing some of the players holding a trophy.
There is also another series of Raptors bobbleheads in the works that includes Kawhi Leonard in championship celebration mode as well as a group of players in their City Edition jerseys, holding trophies.
The NBA Finals logos and marks are all about gold and there’s no shortage of gold-colored memorabilia. Special basketballs and small replica O’Brien trophies and coins are just a few. You can get a trophy autographed by Pascal Siakam if you want.
Fanatics is producing multiple Raptors championship collages, featuring player photos and results of the playoffs and Finals, with prices that are all over the board. Some will likely have pieces of game-used nets or other game relics if the past is any indication.
That great photo above taken after the final game is on Amazon.
SportsMemorabilia.com will be rolling out all kinds of photos of the new NBA champs. Some will carry autographs; others will be unsigned. You can check them out as they’re released here.
Already have something you’d like to put in a special Raptors NBA championship display case? Want to buy one you can put your new item in? You can get those now–for jerseys, basketballs, hats and more.
Raptors Championship Hats, Shirts, Apparel
If you’re just looking for something to wear, there are a LOT of different hat/shirt/jacket combos. You can check them out here.
Or, click here to see all 2019 Raptors championship merchandise at SportsMemorabilia.com.