NEW YORK, NY (May 13, 2019) –Fanatics, the global leader for officially licensed sports merchandise, today announced an exclusive multiyear partnership with MLB rookie sensation Pete Alonso, who will join its roster of athletes housed under the company’s memorabilia division, Fanatics Authentic.
Under the new deal, Fanatics will become the exclusive distributor of Alonso’s highly demanded collection of autographs and collectibles. The partnership will provide Mets fans in New York City and around the world access to the largest selection of officially licensed items including signed bats, balls, jerseys, photos and more from one of game’s most exciting young stars.
“The first few months of my career has truly been an amazing experience, largely attributed to the die-hard ‘Flushing Faithful,’” Alonso said. “I wanted to align myself with Fanatics, the most trusted brand in the licensed autograph and memorabilia space, because that’s what Mets fans deserve. I’m thrilled to enter this partnership and join their exclusive athlete roster.”
Alonso, who was recently named April’s National League Rookie of the Month, currently leads all MLB rookies in home runs and RBI’s since the start of the season and ranks among the Top 5 NL players in home runs as well. In 2018 he hit 36 home runs and had 119 RBI’s in a quick climb to AAA, a season in which he also represented the Mets in the 2018 Futures Game. Alonso joins Fanatics’ star-studded roster of exclusive athletes including Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Kris Bryant, Joel Embiid, Klay Thompson, Luka Doncic, Jared Goff and Peyton Manning.
“Pete has taken the league by storm since the start of the season, and he’s quickly established himself as one of the exuberant young talents in the game,” said Fanatics Authentic executive vice president Victor Shaffer. “He’s built a close connection to Mets fans in New York City and beyond, and we’re excited to now offer a wide selection of his officially licensed products.”