The Gift Guru just saw this press release…wow.
MLB.COM REGISTERS SIGNIFICANT YEAR OVER YEAR SALES INCREASE ON CYBER
New York, NY, November 29, 2005 — MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, said that sales to its online store rose 220 percent yesterday, over last year?s first Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday. The significant jump in sales came on an increase of 200 percent in traffic to the MLB.com Shop.
The sales increase in the MLB.com Shop was evident across all merchandise categories with the 2005 World Series DVD leading the way. In addition to Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros World Series gear, other items in the top 20 included the 2005 Topps Factory Baseball Card Set, the 2005 Official World Series Program, the NY Yankees Comforter Sheet Set and the Boston Red Sox 2005 Authentic Collection Road Premier Jacket. Baseball fans also continued to demonstrate their intellectual prowess with purchases of the popular USAopoly Boston Red Sox vs NY Yankees Chess Set.