Amazon Sports Collectibles Store Launches Just In Time For Super BowlBy: Josh Wolford - February 2, 2012
This week being Super Bowl Week, everyone seems to have sports fever. All of the media coverage and internet chatter about the big game makes it a pretty good time for Amazon to announce a new sports memorabilia store.
Amazon Sports Collectibles & Memorabilia beta launches today, bringing sports fans 2 million+ unique collectibles from all types of sports. We’re talking NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and FIFA.
Collectors will be able to browse the selection of cards, gear, pictures, balls, and jerseys by sport, year, specific team, and price. All of the focus is on authentic, unique memorabilia, with a premium placed on autographed items and other quirks like game-worn items.
“Our customers have told us that when purchasing sports collectibles they highly value authenticity, which is why we have teamed with some of the top sports collectibles sellers in the world to provide unique items with easy to find authentication and condition information,” said Peter Faricy, vice president of Amazon Marketplace. “The emphasis on authenticated selection, combined with our A-to-z Guarantee protection on purchases, allows customers to shop the new store with confidence.”
Every item page in the store will include information about authentication as well as condition:
As I said before, the store is launching just in time for the Super Bowl, and Amazon has a category just for Super Bowl-themed collectibles. For instance, you can get a signed Eli Manning collectible mini-helmet for $289.95. If you’re a Pats fan, a signed Tom Brady mini-helmet is going to run you $569.99.