“Stay in the Fight” was an appropriate rallying cry. From a rough start to the regular season to comebacks galore throughout the postseason, it was a season to remember. Five times they faced elimination. Five times they won. And it’s been a long wait, too, so you can’t blame fans and collectors for snapping up all of the Washington Nationals World Series memorabilia and apparel they can get their hands on.
— MLB (@MLB) October 31, 2019
And there’s plenty to choose from.
From budget-oriented items to valuable heirlooms, here’s a look at some of what’s available and where to find it.
Fight Finished Book
A really nice hardcover book chronicling the Nats’ improbable rise from the ashes during the 2019 season. If you’re looking for a gift for a Nats fan and aren’t sure what to buy, this should fit the bill. I suspect we’ll see a lot of these handed out as gifts during the holiday season.
You can grab one on Fanatics.com.
2019 World Series Programs
Among the cheapest souvenirs with the longest history, the 2019 World Series program has stories, stats and the usual elements chronicling the seasons for both teams. You can pick one up for about $2o.
Team-signed and individually autographed baseballs, bats, photographs, jerseys, collages and other memorablia are among the most popular items purchased by fans and collectors after the series. Fanatics typically signs as many players as they can to autograph deals and then offers a variety of different options. You can check out authenticated Nationals autographed items here including items signed by MVP Stephen Strasburg and young Juan Soto. Some will carry inscriptions that will be added during private autograph signing sessions in the coming days. They will likely sell out.
- Topps NOW has chronicled the Series with cards issued after every post-season game, highlighting big moments. Most are available on eBay for under $10, although there are some relic and autographed versions, too, that will run you quite a bit more.
- There are some special on-demand Nationals World Series champions baseball card sets–including one with an autograph–available for a limited time on the Topps website.
- And…if you like the nostalgia angle, they’ve just pushed out a set of World Series cards in the style of their 1960 set. These will be available for a week.
- Complete Nationals team sets from Topps are usually available for just a few bucks. You can snare a packaged version here.
- Autographed 2019 cards. Many players signed autographs for various Topps products. Prices vary depending on the scarcity and the player, but there are plenty on eBay including those signed by Juan Soto, Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer, Victor Robles and others.
While electronic ticketing is taking over the time-honored tradition of ticket and ticket stub collecting, you can still find eBay sellers offering paper tickets sold by fans who were in attendance. Scanners mean you’ll get the full ticket.
Rawlings World Series Baseballs
Among the less expensive 2019 World Series memorabilia items are the unsigned official Rawlings World Series baseballs created by MLB. There are a few different versions available on Amazon. These are actually the top selling World Series-related item.
You can get your own autographs later.
It’s not likely we’ll see a lot of Series-worn memorabilia in the open market, but there is game-used stuff from players available (be sure to read the description and look for MLB or team authentication). It’s hard to get much closer to a World Series champ than that.
If you already have Nationals memorabilia but you want a World Series champs display case, you can find those, too, for baseballs, jerseys and other items.
You can grab the jersey patches just like those worn by the Nats players for around $15 each.
Handed out to members of the media covering the World Series for decades, press pins are highly collectible and very limited in production. A couple of 2019 Nationals press pins have made their way to eBay but for those who don’t want to invest that much, ordinary World Series pins can be had for a few bucks. You can see the current lineup here.
World Series Champions Collages
Also on the inexpensive but attractive side, there are several different collages with World Series photos, results and other elements you can own for reasonable prices. Meant to hang on the wall, they don’t carry a lot of long-term “value” but they’re often nice momentoes.
If it’s baseball, you know there will be bobbleheads of the winning team’s top stars. Whether you want a specific player or a World Series champs model, you can buy them.
FOCO has just released a series of bobbleheads including a Baby Shark/Gerardo Parra edition.
Replica World Series Trophy
OK, maybe you didn’t get to hoist one on the field or in the locker room but you can own a pretty nice replica of the one that’ll be given to players on the 2019 World Series champs.
Official World Series Video
Not really memorabilia, but extremely popular with fans, the official Nationals World Series championship video will have scenes you didn’t see on TV along with highlights from all seven games. The production is usually high quality. You can order now for $25.
World Series Champions Apparel
If you’d rather wear that championship feel than collect it, you can find t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and plenty of other items for men, women and children on order now for $25. and via the MLB Shop. The items are produced ahead of the final out, so you should get yours within a few days–maybe sooner.
You can check out the entire Nationals World Series memorabilia collection on SportsMemorabilia.com here.
FOCO also has a line of bobbleheads and other championship memorabilia.