Bryce Harper already had an endorsement deal with Topps. Now, the company’s new owners have locked him up for memorabilia signings and game-used equipment, too.
Fanatics announced a multi-year partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies superstar on Thursday that will create new autographed items via regular signing sessions.
He joins the company’s roster of athletes housed under the company’s memorabilia and collectibles division, Fanatics Authentic, which includes some of the biggest names in sports.
As he’s set to begin his 11th season, the new partnership with Fanatics is the most comprehensive autographs and collectibles arrangement for Harper in his career and will see Fanatics become the sole distributor of his full portfolio of officially licensed memorabilia products. The collection of items will include baseballs, bats, jerseys, and photos, and will also feature a unique selection of game-used equipment.
“I’ve been waiting a long time to announce an exclusive partner in the autographs and collectibles space, and I’m so excited about teaming up with Fanatics as we get ready to start the season,” Harper said. “We have the best fans in the world in Philadelphia and I’m very proud of the incredible product selection we’ll be offering together.”
Harper has already signed some items that are being offered by Fanatics and its sister sites, with prices ranging from about $550 to $1,200. You can see the current inventory here.
Harper has been the face of Topps products at various times and has even curated a trading card set during his deal with them.
Labeled as baseball’s next prodigy at an early age, Harper was selected with the first overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. In 2012, he made his MLB debut, became the youngest position player to participate in an All-Star Game at just 19 years old, and was ultimately named the National League’s Rookie of the Year. A two-time MVP, Harper has been named an All-Star six times and won a Silver Slugger and the Hank Aaron Award each twice. After being voted the 2021 National League MVP as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, Harper became just the fifth player in MLB history to win the award with two different franchises.
“Since his MLB debut, Bryce Harper has been one of baseball’s most electrifying and popular players,” said Fanatics executive vice president Victor Shaffer. “As Bryce now enters the memorabilia space in a meaningful way for the first time in his career, Fanatics is honored to partner with one of baseball’s brightest stars and provide fans everywhere with a premier assortment of his autographs, collectibles and game-worn products.”
Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Judge, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Joe Burrow, Sabrina Ionescu, Jayson Tatum, Chris Paul and Auston Matthews are among the players who currently have exclusive deals with Fanatics.