A look into the intense FANCHEST Product Selection Process and how we curated our current box, released on APRIL 1.
There was pain shooting up our legs as we walked up and down miles of the trade show floor for 3 days. Hundreds of companies that own licenses with the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and colleges attend this conference each year to unveil their bright, shiny new products to the sports world. The Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show gathers each January at the Las Vegas Convention Center, bringing together retailers (Fanatics, Dicks Sporting Goods, NFL Shop, among many others) and the league’s licensed vendors (Nike, Under Armour, ’47, New Era, and more).
As the FANCHEST merchandising and marketing teams flow in and out of hundreds of booths, touching, feeling, and using products from each brand, we ask ourselves the same questions over and over;
- What is the overall quality of this item?
- How unique is this item in comparison to similar products?
- Is this product universal – for a wide range of sports fans?
- Is this a staple item for every die-hard sports fans closet or home?
- Can we deliver this product to our customer at a great price?
After meticulously reviewing thousands of products from brands at the trade show, we landed on the perfect curated box for all sports fans.
Item 1: 9” x 11” Wood Framed Stadium Image with Minted Coin
This stadium frame is elegant and spirited, and is perfect for home or office decor. We chose this frame specifically because it was created by The Highland Mint, the company that is best known for minting the coin in the coin toss that starts EVERY Super Bowl. In fact, they have made the coin used to start every NFL game since 1994.
We know fandom runs deep, and goes beyond what you wear. We felt the ready-to-hang, glass covered Framed Stadium Image is a great selection as it is a permanent display wherever the gift recipient prefers. This commemorative collectible also comes with a certificate of authenticity and is proudly made in the U.S.A.
Item 2: Premium ’47 Hat
Twin brothers Henry and Arthur D’Angelo began to sell sports memorabilia on the streets of Boston after immigrating to America in 1938. This later turned into ‘47 brand, where Arthur’s four sons (now co-owners of ’47) learned invaluable lessons in teamwork and competition. Family values and genuine relationships are at the heart of brand culture at ‘47 today. At FANCHEST, we believe in the connection and relationships built through sport and fandom, an important characteristic of ’47. We chose to feature ‘47 brand hats because their mission aligns closely with ours. ‘47 features our NFL and NHL teams, and is a wardrobe staple, selected for comfort, quality, style and adjustable fit. Our Collegiate hats are from Top of the World, another great brand with high quality, comfort and style.
Item 3: 24 oz Double Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler
Great American Products produced this stainless steel, 24 oz, insulated beverage cup. It features a laser engraved logo and a black silicone grip. When choosing your drinkware, it is important to be sure it’s not going to spill, will stay hot/cold for a long period of time, and that it looks awesome. This tumbler does just that. And after thorough review of other drinkware products in Las Vegas, we landed on this because of its versatility and quality. And best of all, we stand behind our product selections, and Great American does as well with its Lifetime Warranty of this product.
Item 4: Team Rally Towel
The rally towel is a fan staple, representing utmost passion for your team at the game or in your home. The towel is perfect to use to celebrate your team at the tailgate, or clean your kitchen after the watch party. WinCraft is a leading manufacturer of licensed goods for professional sports teams, colleges, and more. Their experience with products for virtually all sports teams is vast, and their products show that.
There you have it folks, the Ultimate Gift for Sports Fans, and the process for building it.
Enjoy FREE shipping, a free 60-day return policy, and a satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t love your FANCHEST, send it back and we’ll issue you a full refund – no questions asked.
This adult box retails for $95 with free shipping and is now available as of April 1, 2019. Exclusions on free shipping apply – available for US orders only.