I know good marketing when I see it.
My Favorite Sports Store had a quick thinker out front on Monday morning.
The T-shirt, jersey, collectable and more emporium in the Syracuse, N.Y., mega shopping, entertainment and dining complex Destiny USA had a full table of boxes out front.
To the left sat Seattle Seahawks stuff, some 12 hours after they’d beaten the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
To the right sat Syracuse University stuff, less than two full days after the Orange had defeated new ACC rival Duke in overtime.
And in the middle sat stuff from the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets, the trio of Major League Baseball teams who have devoted followings in Central New York. Yes, pitchers and catchers report — perhaps the most beloved words of winter — for spring training in less than two weeks.
So, you ask, what was in those team-logo-emblazoned boxes?
Tissues, of the facial variety, though fans of said teams have had nothing to cry over lately. The price tag said $3.99. But there was a sign declaring that everything could be had for 30 percent off. Now that’s nothing to sneeze at.
What is the favorite piece of memorabilia you own, sports or otherwise? What is the oddest?