After three straight seasons of postseason appearances that ultimately ended in defeat, Atlanta can celebrate a title. Having waited 26 years, fans and collectors are expected to go big on Braves World Series championship merchandise and memorabilia.
With a regional fan base spread across multiple states and a generation of adults that grew up watching the franchise on the “Superstation” in the 1980s, the team has no shortage of backing.
With their 7-0 whitewash of the Houston Astros, the Braves won the series, 4 games to 2.
— MLB (@MLB) November 3, 2021
Within seconds of the final groundout that Freddie Freeman stuck in his back pocket, there was much material to be had and fans snapped it up. According to Sportico’s Eben Novy-Williams, Fanatics sold more Braves merchandise in the first 30 minutes after the last out than any other World Series champion. “Braves championship gear is on pace to be the third best-selling World Series for Fanatics, behind the Cubs in 2016 and the Dodgers in 2020,” she wrote.
Here’s a look at some of the Braves championship collectibles that are on the market now.
Topps Now commemorated the biggest moments of the 2021 season and playoffs and had cards ready on Wednesday for the World Series champs. A complete 15-card Braves World Series champions set (with a higher priced option that includes an autograph) is available. There are some other Now cards that may not be available direct anymore but quick search of eBay anytime will turn up those cards and others that were issued during the Braves’ run to the championship.
You can also snare Braves team sets from a variety of Topps baseball card products that were issued throughout the year. We haven’t yet seen a championship boxed set as of yet and it appears unlikely there will be one.
Braves Championship Autographs
As usual, Fanatics and its partner site, SportsMemorabilia.com have signed 2021 World Series championship memorabilia from as many Braves as they’re able to get under contract.
From individual signed photos and jerseys to others signed by multiple players, you can expect them to move very quickly. Among the best deals in our opinion is a signed, “World Series champs” inscribed 16×20 photo of Game 6 winning pitcher Max Fried for $130.
Freddie Freeman, Austin Riley, Dansby Swanson, Will Smith, Adam Duvall, William Contreras and Joc Pederson are among the players whose signed World Series items were already being offered late Tuesday night.
For those who want something really limited, there’s a multi-player autographed bat in a shadowbox display that’s limited to just 100 copies for $2,899 or a multi-signed 16×20 photo of the last out that’s $1,799 and a similar celebratory photo for the same price.
You can see all of the autographed items here.
Braves Championship Collages
No matter which sport, collages are always among the biggest sellers. They’re generally very well done, come in a variety of different styles, some of which show the scores of the games or even have a little piece of game-used gear and are usually available for under $75.
Game Used 2021 World Series Memorabilia
You’ll have competition and none of it will be super cheap, but MLB Auctions already has of items up for auction that were used in the Series, including baseballs and bases. More will be added in the coming days.
World Series Game Used Dirt Pens
If you want a little piece of the World Series with you every time you sit down at your desk, they’ve got pens with a little pile of dirt from the World Series infield placed inside. For 20 bucks, it’s definitely a cheap conversation piece.
Among the lower cost pieces for collectors and fans is the 2021 World Series program. Even in a digital world, they’re still made and you can snare one for under $25 (along with programs from the other postseason games).
It’s unfortunate that Hank Aaron isn’t around to enjoy the celebration. The Hall of Famer passed away earlier this year and he’s featured on the front of the team’s 2021 yearbook.
Braves Championship Bobbleheads
FOCO has a line of World Series championship bobbleheads, including one of Series MVP Jorge Soler. They’re limited to 4000 copies.
2021 World Series Baseballs
Another inexpensive item (and one you can use to get your own autographs) is the specially marked Rawlings World Series baseball. And yes, you can still buy the 1995 World Series logo ball, too. There’s also a Braves World Series champions ball.
Whether you have one, two or thirty autographed baseballs, there’s a display case for it and you can buy them with the World Series championship logo engraved on the front. The same goes for jerseys, bats and caps.
World Series Patches
You may have noticed there wee no World Series patches on the players’ jerseys this year. Supply chain issues are to blame, but there is a collectors patch that you can own for about $20.
Braves Championship Apparel and Gear
For fans who’d rather wear it than collect it, Fanatics offers just about every kind of Braves championship hat, shirt (winter and summer), jersey, hoodie and jacket you could ever want at a wide variety of price points, along with other fan-oriented gear.