Mariano Rivera, MLB To Profit From Retirement

Yankees_Mariano_Rivera_2013Mariano Rivera’s exit from the game is going to be a profitable one, as more than 20 licensees have signed up to make roughly 150 retirement items for the New York Yankees closer.

Licensees that will participate in making the Rivera items include Nike, New Era, Rawlings, wall-art company Fathead and coin company Highland Mint. Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, said he is also making a Rivera commemorative bat that will have some of the players who never got a hit off the closer etched into it.

Steiner is also selling a host of autographed items, including a 20-inch-by-24-inch signed photo with the inscription “Last To Wear #42” ($675), a signed final season baseball in a glass case with Rivera’s accomplishments ($450) and a signed and framed “Exit Sandman” subway sign with game-used dirt ($350).

Source: Darren Rovell,