06/09/2010 5:18 PM ET
Mets players Bay, Francoeur and Reyes unveil their personally designed jerseys, T-shirts and caps
Items designed by Beltran and Santana also unveiled
NEW YORK -- During a press conference at Citi Field on Wednesday, New York Mets players Jason Bay, Jeff Francoeur and Jose Reyes unveiled the Players Choice Signature Series™ jerseys, T-shirts and caps they designed exclusively for their fans, with each product expressing their unique personalities and attitudes. Items designed by Carlos Beltran (injured) and Johan Santana (scheduled to pitch Wednesday evening) also were unveiled.
The Mets Players Choice Signature Series™ jerseys, T-shirts and caps will go on sale today at New York Metro-area Modell’s locations, at the Players Choice Clubhouse retail store at Citi Field during this evening’s Mets game and online at MLB.com.
The players produced the products in a two-month design and manufacturing process with the Major League Baseball Players Association and its apparel licensees, VF/Majestic (jerseys and T-shirts) and Twins/Banner 47 (caps).
Players from the New York Yankees (Joba Chamberlain, Curtis Granderson, Andy Pettitte, CC Sabathia, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira), and Philadelphia Phillies (Cole Hamels, Raul Ibanez, Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth) and Minnesota Twins (J.J. Hardy, Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, Nick Punto and Kevin Slowey) also designed jerseys, T-shirts and caps as part of the MLBPA's 2010 Players Choice Signature Series collection. The Yankees unveiled their designs on Wednesday, June 2, the Phillies on June 4, and the Twins will unveil their designs on Thursday, June 10, during a Target Field press conference.
The Signature Series product line made its debut in 2009, when Mets players designed items for sale in the MLBPA's Players Choice Clubhouse retail store located at Citi Field. The overwhelming success of that program led the MLBPA to expand it in 2010.
The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.MLBPLAYERS.com) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the 30 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 the 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.