It might be the first time Joe Girardi and 50-Cent have ever been mentioned in the same sentence–but both have something in common–a memorabilia deal with Steiner Sports.
The Associated Press reports Yankees manager Joe Girardi will provide memorabilia online from his final season in Yankee Stadium.
Girardi signed a multiyear collectibles agreement with Steiner Sports on Monday.
The manager will make available an opening-day photo with the team and game uniform, plus an All-Star baseball and authentic Yankee jersey with both the All-Star and stadium patch.
"We are excited about creating a special brand in the final season of Yankee Stadium,” chief executive Brandon Steiner said.
Steiner has scheduled a private signing with Girardi for May 15. Pre-order prices for autographed memorabilia begin at $116.99.
Meanwhile, Steiner has also reportedly reached a deal with rapper 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson).
Although the terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, it is believed the contract will cover everything from the clothes he wears in concerts and autograph signings to attire worn in movies according to the New York Post.
“He’s an authentic guy who gets the business portion of his career,” says Robert Vazquez, director of talent procurement of Steiner Sports. “We have access to [the in-flight magazine] SkyMall, Neiman-Marcus and to corporate clients that might not be familiar with 50 Cent.”
Apparently at least one guy in Angola couldn’t wait for the concert-worn chains to be offered. He decided to help himself during a show in the African country–which sent Fiddy and his posse in hot pursuit.
The PR folks say the diamond-studded bling was eventually recovered.