|My favorite desktop wallpaper from DickAllen15.com|
A few weeks ago, former Phillies slugger Dick Allen launched an expansive online presence - complete with an official webpage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. I could go on about how cool it is to connect with a legend like Allen, but this is a memorabilia collecting blog, so I will TRY to stay on message...
For the purposes of this post, I'll be focusing attention on Allen's official online store. There are a lot of interesting products for either the casual Phillies collector, or a die-hard fan of DA. He definitely has a good team working to get his image out there - I've found myself visiting it every few days to see what new items have been added. Here are a few highlights of their current inventory:
ROY '64 Inscribed Baseball
In his rare appearances, you'll typically expect to pay $40-50 for a signed Allen baseball. Considering you get the Rookie of the Year inscription, I feel like this is a pretty good deal...especially if you are a collector of the star-crossed season of 1964.
|Dick Allen - ROY '64 ball|
Autographed Full-Sized Batting Helmet
One of the more expensive items in the store, there are full-sized batting helmets from every team Allen played for represented in this collection. This is a cool addition for a number of reasons: They're uncommon; look great on display and instantly remind you of his iconic on-field look.
|Dick Allen autographed helmet|
Best of the Rest
- Custom t-shirts with classic images and quotes such as, "If a horse won't eat it...I don't want to play on it".
- Personalized autographed photos. Great way to get something unique for yourself or a fellow collector.
- FREE desktop wallpaper. OK, the wallpapers are not technically in the store, but these are great. I highly recommend downloading, "Messages in the Dirt".
Dick Allen's "Official" webpage
Follow Dick on Twitter: @DickAllen_15