The first month of a new year brought some new names into the latest list of most popular athlete autographs from Fanatics and SportsMemorabilia.com. The top 10 includes players from all four major sports–and even a successful coach, but demand was hottest for a familiar name.
Click the player’s name to see their autographed memorabilia.
Tom Brady – Thanks to a fifth Super Bowl title, Brady has been consistently been at the top of the list throughout 2017 and into 2018. Fanatics recently added more autographed product to its inventory to meet the demand. The company says it was preparing for a new rush of Brady business should New England win Sunday’s Super Bowl, offering autographed memorabilia and ‘6x Champs’ items.
Nick Saban – Not many coaches can move product, but Saban has proven to be an exception. With Alabama adding another national championship and an exclusive autograph relationship, he has been a top Fanatic “athlete” throughout the month of January and both autographed and unsigned Saban items continued to sell well in the weeks following the championship.
Carson Wentz – Despite his injury, Eagles fans and collectors haven’t forgotten about Wentz. He’s become Fanatics’ most popular exclusive athlete and the company has conducted multiple private signings to satisfy demand. Among the most popular items are an autographed white panel football, signed photos and game-used gear that is part of the partnership.
Stefon Diggs – With his shocking touchdown, Diggs became a hot commodity in the days following the NFC playoff game. Even a loss to Philadelphia in the championship game didn’t hamper sales with newly created “Minnesota Miracle” memorabilia proving to be a hot early 2018 seller that should have legs for while.
Aaron Judge – Judge has been almost a market unto himself and Fanatics scored a huge coup when it landed the Yankees slugger to an exclusive deal. Signed baseballs, bats, photos and jerseys, especially those with the “2017 AL ROY” inscription have been on the hot list since the middle of last summer.
Jose Altuve – Three months after the Houston Astros captured their first World Series title, Altuve remains on the hot list with signed World Series baseballs among the top sellers.
Aaron Rodgers – Despite Rodgers’ unfortunate injury and no playoff opportunities for the Packers , he remains on the top 10 list. The last time Rodgers missed significant time with injury, he responded with an MVP season.
Michael Jordan – Speaking of staying power, Michael Jordan hasn’t played in an NBA game for 15 years now but he’s still among the biggest sellers on any sports memorabilia list. Demand is constant and holiday sales forced Fanatics to add more signed Jordan items to keep up.
Marc-Andre Fleury – The remarkable inaugural season by the Las Vegas Golden Knights has put Fleury in the spotlight—and on a lot of want lists. Fans have also embraced players like James Neal, Malcolm Subban and William Karlsson.
Kobe Bryant – Kobe’s jersey retirement ceremony sparked fresh interest in his remarkable career and pushed him into the top 10 selling athletes last month. Signed and unsigned items were moving.