03/29/11 10:00 AM ET
Save with the Opening Day Virtual Catalog
Fans can take 20 percent off one item at the Shop through Monday
By Mark Newman / MLB.com
We know you are busy watching live Major League Baseball games after waiting this long, so the MLB.com Gift Guru clicked through the new arrival and sorted out some top fashion picks and must-have items for you:
Authentic Triple Peak Cool Base Gamer Jackets just arrived at the Shop, for those wanting to stay warm and wear what players, managers and coaches will be modeling in the early days of the new season. You also might want to get a brand-new Authentic Performance Headband from New Era.
Around the Horn tees from Nike are also new arrivals. These distressed tees are 100-percent cotton and instead of paying the $17.99 marked price, you get $3.60 off with this special promotion.
Personalized T-shirts with authentic fonts are always popular, and they are always new because of the player turnover. If you don't have Cliff Lee's Phillies No. 33, Adrian Gonzalez's Red Sox No. 28 or Vernon Wells' Angels No. 10 yet, then it's easy to catch up and support your favorite player this way at the ballpark.
If we're picking up where we left off last season, then Brian Wilson's beard is one thing that comes to mind. Maybe that led to this Hair-itage T-shirt collection, where you also will find such unmistakable likenesses as those of Reggie Jackson and Rollie Fingers.
Topps 2011 Trading Cards are in and the tradition continues.
Sure, you probably would love to see all 30 Major League ballparks at some point. Maybe you are going to scratch some off your list this summer. Steiner Sports has produced a couple of gorgeous, 20-by-32-inch framed collages that capture that same spirit. One is dirt from 16 NL parks, and the other is dirt from the 14 AL parks.
MLB and Victoria's Secret recently announced the expansion of available merchandise from the popular VS PINK line, and if you're looking for what's hot, start with the Triblend Raw Edge Tank. And something there reminded us that this is the 25th anniversary of the Mets' second World Series title.
Derek Jeter's No. 2 Yankees jersey was the top-seller among players for all of 2010, according to Majestic Athletic sales announced last week, and with his 3,000th hit projected to occur in mid-June, you can expect that jersey or any Jeter stuff to be a hot commodity.
Who knows, the historic hit might happen on the first day of summer at Great American Ball Park, when the Yankees visit Cincinnati for an Interleague Series. By then, the fashion-conscious baseball fan can break out his or her new Summer Straw Hat from Nike.
Mark Newman is enterprise editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.