Tommy Bahama and Major League Baseball Properties celebrate two of baseball's greatest players, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, with the release of the 2013 "Collector's Edition" series of premium, collectible apparel for the true baseball fan.
To launch the 2013 baseball season, Tommy Bahama has created two remarkable new shirts that feature iconic photographs of baseball legends Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle. The classic images have been incorporated into dramatic custom designed artwork that wraps around the shirt and includes the player's name, team logo, key stats and landmarks of his home team. Only a limited number of shirts will be produced and each one will be numbered.
As part of the launch, Tommy Bahama in association with Major League Baseball will host a special event "Tommy Bahama Presents an Evening with Willie Mays ," on March 7th in Scottsdale, Arizona. An intimate group of 75 lucky guests will have the chance to meet baseball legend Willie Mays and hear him speak about his life in baseball.
Guests will also have their photo taken with Willie, receive an autographed Rawlings baseball in a commemorative case and will be able pre-order the "Collector's Edition" shirt before it is officially released in early April. The event will be held at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar and Store at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale, Arizona.
"Tommy Bahama is proud to work with MLB to honor baseball legends Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle," said Terry Pillow, CEO of Tommy Bahama. "Our long-standing relationship the MLB has given us the opportunity to offer our customers special items like the 2013 'Collector's Edition' shirts, which are truly works of art."
"As Major League Baseball looks towards the start of the 2013 Baseball season, we are excited that Tommy Bahama is offering fans the exclusive 2013 'Collector's Edition' series that pays homage to two of the most iconic players ever to have been apart of the game," said Howard Smith , Senior Vice President, Licensing Major League Baseball. "Our relationship with Tommy Bahama continues to grow season after season and we are proud that it is creating unique and creative designs and offerings that our fans have come to expect from this great partnership."
About Tommy Bahama
Tommy Bahama is part of the Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is an island-inspired lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men's and women's sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings collection.