Must-Have MLB Products to Celebrate Opening Day

Jack Kocsis Director of Commerce
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Play ball! After an always-too-long five months of offseason, it is finally Opening Day once more. To celebrate, Amazon is offering up to 45% off team shirts, hats and socks. Yet, the devoted baseball fan is likely already decked out in the apparel of his or her favorite team. For the diehards out there looking to take their fandom to the next level, there is Amazon’s Fan Shop, a Hall of Fame-caliber depository of various logoed memorabilia. Here are some of its best items for the super-fan in all of us:

Women’s Summer Shoes

One of the best things about baseball is that it presages summer. Winter is finally, truly over, and it is almost possible to smell the barbecues of Memorial Day. As such, it is time to get one’s summer wardrobe in order. To assist in this endeavor, Amazon sells Ladies’ Canvas Slip-On Summer Shoes. These make for a perfect footwear complement to those no-show socks on sale today.

MLB Womens Baseball Ladies Canvas Slip-On Summer Shoes (14.37 – 25.99)

Helmet Ice Cream Bowls

At one time or another, everyone has eaten ice cream out of the mini batting helmet bowls available at Major League ballpark. Not everybody, however, has the necessary dishware to recreate this experience at home. To solve this, Fan Shop provides two options. For the true-blue homers, there is the 24-pack, which contains two-dozen helmets emblazoned with his or her favorite team. For the less partisan “fans of the game” among us, there is the 30-pack, featuring the logos of each and every Major League team.

MLB Mini Batting Helmet Ice Cream Sundae/Snack Bowls (24) – from $20.99 (Indians) to $29.99 (most teams)

MLB Logo Official MLB 8oz Mini Baseball Helmet Ice Cream Snack Bowls (30) by Rawlings – $43.99

Golf Paraphernalia

This is a big week in sports. In addition to Opening Day, March Madness comes to a climactic finish in Houston with tonight’s Championship Game, and the 80th Masters kick off on Thursday. For those looking for a purchase to celebrate both baseball and golf, Amazon’s Fan Shop offers two great packages of golf equipment featuring MLB team logos. These are: the Divot Tool Pack that also comes with three ball markers and the MLB Cap Clip that comes with two ball markers. If you are an avid golfer that already has his fair share of baseball-themed ball markers, Fan Shop also offers the MLB Embroidered Golf Towel, the MLB 175 Tee Jar, the MLB Golf Umbrella and the MLB Hybrid Head Cover. After loading up on these products, true fans can put it all in their MLB Fairway Golf Stand Bags.

MLB Divot Tool Pack With 3 Golf Ball Markers – from $10.79 (Dodgers) to $19.99 (Nationals/Rockies)

MLB Cap Clip With 2 Golf Ball Markers – from $8.89 (Dodgers) to $17.99 (Nationals)

Zippo Lighters

What better way to protest the spread of major cities’ smokeless tobacco bans in ballparks than to light up with Zippo, whose MLB lighters are currently heavily featured as a sponsored product on Amazon. The lighters also come in a variety of styles, although some designs feature more team options than others. The Brushed Chrome Lighters come in 29 teams (sorry Astro fans!), the Metal Emblem Lighters come in 27, and the Matte Lighters only come in eight.

Zippo MLB Matte Lighters – from $8.29 (Marlins) to $26.90 (Rangers)

Zippo MLB Brushed Chrome Lighters – from $14.20 (Brewers) to $25.21 (Rockies)

MLB Zippo Lighter – from $12.00 (Phillies) to $39.99 (list price)

Badge Holders

If you work in Major League Baseball, you probably already have one of these. If you either want to work in Major League Baseball or want people to think you work in Major League Baseball, this item is a must-have. You might as well get a lanyard, too, while you’re at it.

MLB Retractable Premium Badge Holder – from $5.59 (Twins) to $10.08 (Dodgers)


These toasters are among the best items in the Fan Shop. According to the product description, it “Toasts: Bread, Waffles, English Muffins, or Toaster Pastry.” It also features an “Adjustable Thermostat, Reheat, Defrost, and Quick Stop Function.” Just as the MLB is starting the 2016 season with some baseball, why not start your day off with some baseball as well. Unlike much of the merchandise listed above, the toasters are offered in all thirty teams. Did I mention that they are in the shape of a baseball?

MLB Pangea Brands ProToast MVP Toaster, White – from $7.36 (Yankees) to $49.99 (list price)

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