Fanatics announced an exclusive partnership with Giancarlo Stanton, who will join its roster of exclusive athletes housed under the company’s memorabilia division, Fanatics Authentic.
Stanton, the 2017 National League (NL) MVP, is partnering with Fanatics on his first-ever exclusive memorabilia deal, allowing the company to become the sole distributor of his highly-sought-after collection of autographs and collectibles. The partnership will allow Yankees fans around the world access the largest selection of officially licensed items, ranging from jerseys to bats, framed photos to signed balls, all from one of baseball’s brightest stars.
“I’ve been waiting a long time to select the right memorabilia partner, and I’m excited to start this relationship with Fanatics as I get ready for my first season in New York,” said Stanton. “The Yankees have the world’s best fans, and knowing that Pinstripes faithful located in New York and abroad can have access to the largest assortment of trusted, officially licensed products made me really feel comfortable with the Fanatics team.”
During Stanton’s remarkable NL MVP campaign last year, he led the major leagues in Home Runs (59), RBI’s (132) and Slugging Percentage (.631). He will join new teammate Aaron Judge on the Fanatics exclusive roster of athletes; the second-year standout inked a similar deal with the company last summer, and both will now add to a list some of the sports world’s most popular names, including Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Carson Wentz, Nick Foles and Peyton Manning.
“Giancarlo is an excellent addition to the Fanatics team and is undoubtedly one of the most electrifying athletes in the world,” said Fanatics Authentic executive vice president Victor Shaffer. “Fans from around the globe have been craving his memorabilia and collectibles for a long time, and we are excited to offer up a wide variety of unique, one-of-a-kind items as he prepares for his next chapter in the Big Apple.”