The Pittsburgh Steelers have turned their game-worn jerseys and game-used memorabilia over to Fanatics Authentic and the deal caught some players by surprise.
Players used to trading jerseys with opponents after games can no longer do so because of the deal with Fanatics, a fact that turned into a media story after Antonio Brown swapped shirts with a Jacksonville Jaguars player last week.
Continuing for the remaining home games in 2014. kiosks will be located at Heinz Field to sell the equipment and autographed Steelers memorabilia. S
According to the Steelers, Fanatics Authentic personnel will be on site to verify and document all items to ensure that all items purchased by fans are authentic. All-game used items receive a tamper-proof hologram and alpha-numeric code that is input into the Fanatics Authentic database so collectors and fans can reference the material online.
Fanatics Authentic is the memorabilia division of Fanatics.com, and is the nation’s largest online retailer of officially licensed sports products.