Fanatics Authentic Presents Under Wraps Series 1: The First MLB Officially Licensed Hidden Product

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New mystery baseball collection provides MLB fans the Chance to Take Home a Piece of History and Win the Experience of a Lifetime

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The Under Wraps Series 1 is one of our most innovative product lines. Fans can win big by finding a unique baseball in their box or even join us for a once in a lifetime experience at our Chicago show.

Fanatics Authentic, the memorabilia and collectibles division of sports apparel industry leader Fanatics Inc., presents the first officially licensed MLB hidden product with its Under Wraps Series 1. Under Wraps Series 1 is a set of 2,400 autographed baseballs that can be purchased at a suggested retail of $99.95 each and range in value. Every Under Wraps purchase is eligible to win an all-expenses paid grand prize trip for two to the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular in Chicago.

For the first time ever, MLB and the MLBPA have fully licensed a hidden product for retail so fans and collectors can potentially purchase very valuable memorabilia at an affordable price. The collection of Under Wraps baseballs features autographs from past and present MLB superstars such as Kris Bryant, Derek Jeter, David Ortiz, Cal Ripken Jr., the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals, and many more. Within the Under Wraps Series 1, MLB fans have the chance to own autographed baseballs from the following collections:

  • Fan Favorites
  • Inscribed
  • Hall of Famers
  • Hall of Famer Inscribed
  • Multi-signed
  • 24kt Gold
  • Game-used

From the fans that purchase an Under Wraps Series 1 baseball, a grand prize winner will be drawn on or about November 1, 2016. The grand prize winner and a guest will be flown to Chicago for a VIP fan experience including autographs, photo ops, meet and greets and more at the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular.

“The Under Wraps Series 1 is one of our most innovative product lines,” said Ross Tannenbaum, President of Fanatics Authentic. “Fans can win big by finding a unique baseball in their box or even join us for a once in a lifetime experience at our Chicago show. Due to the excitement surrounding Series 1, we look forward to creating Under Wraps for other major leagues in the future.”

By purchasing from the Under Wraps Series 1, baseball fans and collectors have the chance to take home a rare piece of MLB history and to win a priceless grand prize for the experience of a lifetime. Under Wraps Series 1 is now available for purchase at select Hobby stores,, and

Every ball from the Under Wraps Series 1 has been authenticated by an authenticator under the auspices of the MLB Authentication Program, which is the most comprehensive league-wide memorabilia authentication initiative in professional sports. Since its launch in 2001, it has become the industry standard for autographed and game-used sports memorabilia authentication. Designed to distinguish officially authenticated MLB memorabilia from other items on the market, the program offers an objective third-party authentication system that guarantees genuine memorabilia for all MLB fans.

About Fanatics Authentic:

Fanatics Authentic, the premier online destination for authentic autographed collectibles, is the memorabilia division of Fanatics, Inc. As the nation's largest online retailer of officially licensed sports products, Fanatics provides sports fans with the ultimate shopping experience via its brands, including Fanatics, Fanatics Authentic, and FansEdge. The company powers the online shops for all major professional sports leagues, like MLB Shop and NFL Shop, as well as media brands (FOX Sports, Yahoo! Sports, CBS Sports, NBC Sports), and over 200 collegiate and professional team properties. Fanatics also possesses official league licenses from MLB, the NFL, NBA, MLBPA, NFLPA, NCAA Football, NASCAR, CLC, PGA, NLL, and AFL.

With the support of Fanatics' unparalleled reputation as a Top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics Authentic offers sports fans a trustworthy and reliable source for authentic memorabilia. By developing exclusive athlete relationships with many of the top athletes in sports, including David Ortiz, Stephen Curry, Peyton Manning, and Kris Bryant, Fanatics Authentic boasts a product offering unlike any other manufacturer. Due to a large distribution network, Fanatics Authentic provides fast shipping to sports fans nationwide, and is on the ground, leading the way for product procurement to deliver 100% authentic items in hot markets and more.

Fanatics Authentic is proud to partake in exclusive game-used relationships with professional teams, providing fans and collectors access to same-day, game-used merchandise. In addition, the Company has an in-venue division that retails merchandise throughout stadiums nationwide. The Fanatics Authentic headquarters is located in Sunrise, Florida. Its 175,000 square foot facility is home to a premier custom framing, manufacturing, and engraving operation that is focused on delivering the highest quality products in memorabilia. For more information, visit:

About Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA):

The Major League Baseball Players Association ( is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the thirty Major League baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players. Follow: @MLB_Players @MLBPAClubhouse @MLBPlayersTrust

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