The New York Mets are keeping Pete Alonso’s game-worn gear in house.
The team announced what it called an “historic” agreement with the National League Rookie of the Year favorite on Tuesday. It’s the first such partnership in Major League Baseball between a player and his team for autographed, game-used items.
The team’s Amazin’ Memorabilia store will now be the exclusive seller for all Alonso autographed game-used items, including jerseys, home run baseballs, bats, batting gloves and other merchandise.
The Mets sell their game-used items online at Mets.com/gameused and in its Field Level shop behind home plate inside CitiField.
As of Tuesday afternoon, only the signed ball he hit for his 35th career home run earlier this month and the jersey he was wearing during that game with the Miami Marlins, were for sale, both in an auction format.
The club says it donates net proceeds from the sale of Amazin’ Memorabilia items to the Mets Foundation.
Alonso set the Mets franchise record for home runs in a single season last week with his 42nd.
Earlier this season, he signed an exclusive autograph deal with Fanatics. His rookie cards have been among the hottest in the hobby all season.