I was kidding around with a friend yesterday when I said that 43,000 people may walk through the gates at Citizens Bank Park later this month wearing No. 3 Bryce Harper jerseys. Maybe that suggestion isn’t quite as far-fetched as I originally thought. According to Fanatics, Harper’s jersey has sold at an unprecedented rate:
— Fanatics (@Fanatics) March 3, 2019
Overall, Phillies team merchandise sales are up 5000% from a year ago, according to Fanatics founder Michael Rubin. Turns out that people weren’t crashing Fanatics for Carlos Santana jerseys.
The Phillies merchandise market isn’t the only one booming right now. Tickets for Opening Day on March 28 are sold out, while general admission tickets on popular secondary market websites are going for at least $100. Tough break for the “nobody cares about baseball, it’s a dying sport” people out there.
Remember, you can load up on all of your Bryce Harper Phillies Jerseys and team gear at Fanatics right here.