The move from one of baseball’s low budget franchises to its most powerful has opened up new doors for one of baseball’s top power hitters. One of those is a new deal for signing his name on something other than a contract.
Make that a lot of somethings.
Giancarlo Stanton autographs will be on everything from batting helmets to baseballs after the former Miami Marlin after he agreed to a new memorabilia deal with Fanatics.com.
“I’ve been waiting a long time to select the right memorabilia partner,” Stanton stated when the news was made public Wednesday. “And I’m excited to start this relationship with Fanatics as I get ready for my first season in New York.”
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Stanton joins fellow Yankee slugger Aaron Judge under contract to Fanatics and items signed by both players were part of the collection of memorabilia unveiled on Fanatics’ website. Stanton led both leagues in home runs last season with 59 and was named National League MVP, but was traded to New York during a salary purge by the cost-cutting Marlins and new team owner Derek Jeter. Judge belted 52 homers, setting a new MLB rookie record.
“Giancarlo is undoubtedly one of the most electrifying athletes in the world,” said Victor Shaffer, executive vice president of Fanatics Authentic. “Fans from around the globe have been craving his memorabilia for a long time, and we are excited to offer up a wide variety of unique, one-of-a-kind items as he prepares for his next chapter in the Big Apple.”
Prices for Stanton autographed baseballs and caps are $400; signed Stanton jerseys are $650 while bats are $700. Dual signed items with Judge are more. For those who prefer less pricey memorabilia, non-signed items are being offered as well. You can see what’s currently available by clicking here.