NEW YORK, NY (August 14, 2017 ) – Fanatics, the global leader for officially licensed sports merchandise, today announced the addition of MLB rookie sensation Aaron Judge to its roster of exclusive athletes housed under the company’s memorabilia and collectibles division, Fanatics Authentic.
The partnership will allow Fanatics Authentic to become the exclusive distributor of Judge’s first-ever assortment of officially licensed autographs and collectibles, as he continues to rise as one of baseball’s brightest stars. Fans in the Tri-state area and around the world will now have access to the largest assortment of authentic Judge memorabilia ever offered.
“Choosing the right memorabilia and collectibles partner was extremely important to me, and Fanatics was hands down the perfect fit and the company I trusted the most,” said Judge. “I’ve been very selective in the brands I’ve chosen to align myself with this year, and their track record of offering fans the widest assortment of high quality, officially licensed products was something that definitely felt like the right match for me.”
Judge’s phenomenal rookie season has been filled with historic feats. Earlier this summer he set the Yankees’ record for home runs by a rookie, and he currently leads the American League in homers (35), trailing only Giancarlo Stanton for most in baseball. He provided fans with one of the most memorable Home Run Derby performances ever last month, plastering tape measure shots around Marlins Park en route to being crowned the 2017 Champion.
“Aaron Judge has become one of the most captivating athletes on the planet, and we are thrilled to enter into this partnership to provide a wide-scale assortment of authentic memorabilia and collectibles for sports fans worldwide to commemorate his achievements,” said Fanatics Authentic executive vice president Victor Shaffer.
Judge becomes the latest star to join Fanatics’ roster of exclusive athletes, including some of the biggest names in sports: Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Aaron Rodgers, Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan, Isaiah Thomas, Alexander Ovechkin and David Ortiz.
Fans can shop the full collection of Aaron Judge officially licensed memorabilia at www.fanatics.com/Judge.