John and Cait’s 2011 Clubhouse Sale Preview
One of the most popular offseason events for Brewers fans will begin tomorrow at Miller Park. The 31st Annual Clubhouse Sale will open tomorrow at 8 a.m. in the visiting clubhouse at Miller Park. It will close at 7 p.m. Friday and again run from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Cait and I were able to sneak in the store today to get a preview of some items and we are happy to share them with you. First, a couple of notes on the sale…
– The Brewers will also have representatives available to handle requests for Holiday 4-Packs and Brewers 10-Packs.
– On Friday, every 31st customer sale at the Clubhouse Sale receives two FREE Brewers On Deck tickets (one per customer, while supplies last).
– As an extra offer, a more-you-spend-the-more-you-save coupon will be offered. Coupons of $10/$20/$30 will be offered to the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for those spending $100/$200/$300 at the Clubhouse Sale during the sale.
– Every purchase of $100 or more in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic this weekend will come with two FREE tickets to a 2012 Brewers game, while supplies last (one per customer).
– In addition, children can have their photo taken with Bernie Brewer and the Famous Racing Sausages on Friday from 10 a.m. – noon and with Santa on Saturday from noon – 2 p.m. at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic. Fans should bring their own cameras and the photos will be free of charge with any purchase.
It was a very exciting 2011 season and I’m going to start my preview with some items from the Brewers run in the 2011 Postseason.
Brewers Postseason Sweatshirt
One of the most popular items of the 2011 postseason was the 2011 Majestic Hooded sweatshirt seen here on manager Ron Roenicke. The sweatshirt was worn by the players and coaches throughout the Postseason and is on sale for only $40.
Brewers Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt
As seen here modeled by John Axford and myself after the celebration, the Brewers 2011 Division Champions T-Shirt will always be a great memory of a great Brewers season. This shirt along with a number of other Division Champions shirts are on sale for only $15. The Locker Room hat is also on sale for $15. The shirts don’t come with the smell of champagne like ours does in the picture, but if it is that you are looking for…
Authenticated Champagne Celebration Bottles
…you can buy a number of champagne bottles popped when celebrating the 2011 Division Championship from the Brewers Clubhouse. This would be the ultimate collectors item and are authenticated by Major League Baseball.
American Flag Hats
These American flag hats are a great way to show off your patriotism as well as your support for the Brewers. These fitted New Era caps are just $15 and are really sharp.
Mitchell and Ness Brewers Jacket
Mitchell and Ness started the retro craze years ago and continues to produce some of the best retro team gear (I think i suggested this in my Clubhouse Sale preview last year, but if you are a fan of their stuff and are in Philadelphia, don’t miss their store, it is great). The sewn logo and letters show great quality. This Brewers retro jacket is just $50.
This “Milwaukee” shirt by Forty Seven (formerly Banner) is soft to the touch and only $20. The Milwaukee road uniforms remain my favorite and this is a good representation of those uniforms.
Clubhouse Name Plates
These always go fast as they are all one-of-a-kind. Authenticated player name plates right from the Brewers clubhouse are available in various players and from various years. The entire set of players from the 2011 NLDS was available, but is sure to go very quickly (Authentication tip: The MLB Authenticated items can be tracked by clicking here). You can even buy Joe Crawford’s name plate!
Down in the Valley Book
If you didn’t pick up a copy of this book when it originally went on sale just over 10 years ago, you really should. It is a great retrospective on Milwaukee County Stadium written by Gregg Hoffmann. Great stories and pictures in the book are sure to bring back memories of a special place where many of up saw our first professional baseball game.
Inside Baseball Record
As many of you know, I am a history nerd and couldn’t resist picking this up because I had never seen it before. An instructional record with baseball tips from the Milwaukee Brewers produced in 1972, this is a must-have for any collector. Tips from Ken Sanders, Dave May, Del Crandall and interviews conducted by Johnny Logan, this is surely to be a classic. Oddly enough, I don’t have a record player at my desk, but you can bet I will dust of the record player at my parent’s house and listen. At only $1, you can’t miss this.
2011 Brewers Media Guide
This is a shameless self plug for myself and the rest of the Media Relations Department that spent so many hours on this masterpiece, but every Brewers fan needs a copy of this book. One day you will all want to look back at the 2011 NL Central Division Champions and have this keepsake in your collection.
As I think I may have mentioned here on the blog before, I am a big Black Friday shopper. Last week, my friend Stephanie and I were hitting the stores the night of Thanksgiving and we shopped all through the night and into the better part of the day. When it comes to shopping and deals, we’re no rookies, so it should mean a lot when I tell you that none of the items we snapped up that day don’t even come close to some of the deals you’ll find at the Brewers Clubhouse Sale!
In addition to all of John’s cool finds, here are a couple of other things I wanted to highlight:
There is a wide assortment of caps available from $5-$20. I picked up this camouflage cap with a blaze orange M for my husband, Brian. Brian not only likes to go hunting each year, but he also works for Sportsman Channel, which is a hunting and fishing cable network based out of New Berlin. This cap marries (ha!) his two passions beautifully.
There are lots of really cute tanks, tees, jackets and hoodies for women this year! Working here so many years and also, of course, being a fan myself, I kind of had to restrain myself from purchasing too many items! Here are just a couple of my favorites.
Majestic Women’s V-Neck
This white Majestic top has a flattering cut and is very sporty. It’s retailing for just $15 this weekend.
Majestic Women’s Track Jacket
This track jacket would go well with the tee; sporty and cute, it is going for just $40.
Victoria’s Secret Pink Strike ‘Em Out Tee
Did you see the new Victoria’s Secret Pink Brewers line this year? Sold in both Victoria’s Secret stores and the Brewers Team Stores, their stuff is so cute and so comfortable! This cute v-neck tee is selling for just $15.
Just in time for the cold winter weather headed our way, these warm Brewers sweaters are on sale for just $40! Both men’s and women’s sweaters are zip-cardigan style and the women’s sweater also features a hood. I can just see fans wearing these, gathered around the fire or “hot stove,” talkin’ Brewers this offseason.
Kids and Babies
There are lots of items for kids and babies at the sale this year, too—good thing because three of my friends had new babies this year alone!
Check out this cute girls’ tee for just $4 and this Majestic pink tracksuit for just $20.
There are also lots of toys and novelties, like these Famous Racing Sausages plush toys, which are selling for $10 each.
As you can see, this year, when it comes to your holiday shopping, you’ll find all of your MVPs [Most Valuable Presents] right here at the Clubhouse Sale. Happy Shopping!
– JOHN AND CAIT