St. Louis Cardinals: Cardinals Sports Crates coming and they are NOT to be missed
The St. Louis Cardinals are one of many MLB teams partnering with Loot Crate for a subscription service directly aimed at team-based merchandise.
On March 15, 2017, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association signed an agreement with parent company Loot Crate in the creation of Sports Crate to become the exclusive licensed subscription box of the MLB. As a part of this agreement, the St. Louis Cardinals will participate and will have their own dedicated set of crates available.
Loot Crate was founded in 2012 and partners with industry partners in movies, video games, comics and general pop culture to deliver merchandise to fans through monthly subscription boxes. Their services are in massive demand as the company was recently ranked as the number-one fastest-growing privately-owned company by Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000.
The March announcement is the company’s first foray into sports merchandise. In addition, Loot Crate and Sports Crate will be the first foray by MLB into a merchandise subscription service for fans.
Sports Crate is set to launch in May and will feature only ten MLB clubs at the launch– the St. Louis Cardinals being one of these ten. The other MLB teams included at launch are the Red Sox, Cubs, Tigers, Royals, Dodgers, Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Rangers. Additional teams are expected to roll out throughout the year.
"“Sports Crate and the fans it will serve, is an exciting step for our company as we explore new and exciting ways to celebrate being a fan, no matter what you’re passionate about,” said Chris Davis, CEO of Loot Crate. “Sports Crate is like getting a care package from your favorite team every month, and we are humbled by the opportunity to share in that experience for sports fans worldwide.”"
What will come in each crate? For a small monthly subscription fee of $39.99 per month, fans will receive five-to-seven team-specific items each month. These items will range from socks to t-shirts to action figures to memorabilia. Each item in the crates will be authentic licensed merchandise and each crate is stuffed with $80+ worth of merchandise.
A second, season-long fee option is available at $179.99 for the season. At this cost, subscribers are saving ten percent on the monthly cost, will receive an exclusive figure, and will ensure that they will receive all five subscription boxes.
To further entice fans, month crates offer chances for VIP team exclusive experiences. These experiences may include sitting in the dugout, throwing out a first pitch, and more. This, along with the merchandise, make the $39.99/month fee a logical steal.
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Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals can begin signing up for their sports crates today by visiting the subscription service website. In addition, we here at Redbird Rants are partnering with Sports Crate to help them spread the word and will have our own exclusive giveaways of items from various months’ crates. In other words, stay tuned to our social media sites to learn how you can enter the contests.
The first month’s crate is called “Bring the Heat” and features an Adam Wainwright action figure (in addition to other items). This first month’s box also includes a free month’s subscription to MLB.tv.
Fans interested in signing up in enough time to get the first month’s box should hurry as only ten days remain before the cut-off for the first month’s shipment date.
All-in-all, these boxes are a quick and easy way to get your hands on some great St. Louis Cardinals merchandise. Will you subscribe? Stay with us on Twitter to learn of our sweepstakes giveaways to come soon. Go Cardinals!