Russell Wilson’s Texas Rangers jersey is certainly a hot seller.
Wilson’s No. 3 Rangers replica jersey and Rangers T-shirt with his name and number on it are among the top-5 MLB sales for players in the last week, according to Fanatics.com, the largest online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise.
The Rangers quickly sold out of their original allotment of Russell Wilson merchandise.
The Rangers sold the items starting Sunday in Surprise Stadium in Arizona and Monday at retail stores in Dallas, Fort Worth and at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The club quickly sold out of its original allotment — 500 units — in all locations and has placed re-orders.
“We didn’t know what to expect,” said Rob Matwick, Rangers’ executive VP of business operations. “It may not sound like 500 is a lot of product, but for a guy that was in camp one day, that’s impressive.”-ESPN.com
That is extremely impressive for someone who will probably never have a regular season major league at bat. It speaks volumes of what Russell Wilson is as a leader.