If you are a die-hard fan of sports, here is some good news for you! Amazon has added sports memorabilia to its gargantuan online store. This was announced recently. The Amazon store will have more than two million licensed items in its Sports Collectibles Store. Many top sports companies like NFL, NBA, FIFA, including Major League Baseball will showcase their sports items on this store. Shoppers can search and sort items by sport, team, type of item, price, and year. The items include trading cards, autographed apparel, game-worn jerseys and tickets stubs which are most popular among the sports lovers.
Amazon says it will take great take care to validate the quality and authenticity of the items in its store so that its buyers can be assured of the originality of the items they buy. For this they will go so far as to get conditional ratings from memorabilia authorities such as Professional Sports Authenticator, Beckett Grading Services, and James Spence Authentication.
Peter Faricy, VP Amazon Marketplace, concluded in an official statement that Amazon would provide its a-to-z Guarantee protection on all purchases to prioritize authenticated selection.
Fans can get items depending upon their budget. For high-end memorabilia they can pick up a Babe Ruth autographed baseball for a nice chunk of $46,434.95 or for a low-budget item that still has great start value, they can pick up Dennis Rodman basketball cards for just $14.99. There’s something for everyone.
Dan Jamieson, CEO of Icons, a FIFA-licensed memorabilia company, expressed a positive note about the new venture of Amazon and concluded that it would be interesting and beneficial for both vendors and buyers of sports items.
Jamieson, in a delighted mood, also said, “This is a big deal for us and our customers because Amazon provides a great opportunity for Icons to reach millions of soccer fans in an easy way and serve them with high quality, unique, genuinely hand-signed items.”
All-in-all this new memorabilia store is ready to become the buzz among sports fans. This is going to be another popular platform where sports fans can find some unique collectibles they always wanted. This store will bring to life many dreams and aspirations of sports lovers everywhere.
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