Chicago Cubs Team Merchandise Sales Boosted By Central Championship Back-to-Back

December 15, 2010

The current two-time defending Central Division champions Chicago Cubs are currently enjoying resurgence in popularity as shown by the recent uptick in demand for team memorabilia and apparel according to one of the top online sports merchandise stores,, specialized for chicago cubs merchandise.

After finishing dead last in the National League Central Division with only 66 wins in 2006, the Cubs took the NL by storm the following year, grabbing first place in a season that surprised even the most ardent Cubs fans. Before the season, the team singed Alfonso Soriano to the richest contract in Cubs history, and paid dividends as the season progressed, as they ultimately clinched the NL Central Division with a team record of 85-77. The team then defended the National League Central title in 2008. It was the first postseason back to back for the team, with the last one happening in 1906-1908. The team recorded their 10,000th win in April 2008 and finished with a 97-64 win-loss mark. Though they never advanced past the first round, that has not stopped Cubs fans from supporting their team as the Chicago Cubs routinely rank as one of the best sellers in terms of team memorabilia and team related merchandise in online stores.

Chicago Cubs Team History
The Chicago Cubs are one of two Major League teams in the city of Chicago. The other team is the Chicago White Sox. The Cubs are one of the two remaining charter members of National League, along with the Atlanta Braves. The Cubs are also called The North Siders because of the location of Wrigley Field, their long time home field where they have played since 1916. Wrigley Field is located in Chicago’s north side Lakeview community.

Currently, Chicago is managed by Lou Piniella who is the reigning National League Manager of the Year. The club’s parent organization, the Tribune Company, announced its intention to sell the team and on January 23, 2009, the Cubs were to be sold to Tom Ricketts for 0 million.

Although the franchise is famous, or should we say infamous for its 100-year title drought, fans don’t really seem to mind, as the Chicago Cubs are always fan favorites, despite a title drought longer than any other major North American professional sports team.

Chicago Cubs Memorabilia
It isn’t surprising that with two winning seasons and back to back division championships to boot, Cubs fans would go gaga over Chicago Cubs Gifts, both to show their support and appreciation for the team’s efforts as well.

Some of the popular picks come from the Chicago Cubs Memorabilia section, which include the Cubs ‘Geovany Soto’ 2008 N.L. Rookie of the Year 24KT Gold Coin Photo Mint and Geovany Soto Autographed Photo Mint, or the Carlos Zambrano ‘No Hitter’ Photo Mint (with 2 24KT Gold Coins included). These photo mints are popular because they are easy to appreciate and display. You get a limited photo of your favorite player as well as two limited edition gold commemorative coins all placed in a high quality photo frame ready to hang right from the box. Fans love this item because it is more than just a piece of merchandise, but a collectible that may be worth a pretty penny someday – sort of an investment, just like a painting by a talented artist.

Some other notables in this section include the Wrigley Field Infield Dirt Photo Mint, Alfonso Soriano 24kt Gold Coin Photo Mint, and Chicago Cubs 24kt Gold and Color Team Commemorative Coin.

Chicago Cubs Jerseys
Another top seller for the Chicago Cubs is the team’s jersey selection. Favorites include the jerseys of Alfonso Soriano, Derrek Lee, Mark DeRosa, and Kerry Wood.

Part of the reason these jerseys are so popular is because of the popularity of the players, but the wide range of models and sizes also account for the impressive sales number. There are replica jerseys for Toddlers, sizes for youths, and even sizes and fits for women. Of course among the favorites are the traditional Chicago Cubs Home Whites and the Cubs Alternate Blue Youth Replica Jersey.

Among the selection of jerseys available include Chicago Cubs Kids 4-7 replica jerseys, Cubs Road Grey youth replica jerseys, pinstripe replica jerseys and women’s pinstripe replica jerseys.

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