PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Bryce Harper is already breaking records as a Philadelphia Phillie, and not just with his $330 million contract. His jersey is doing the talking.READ MORE: 11th Graders At Northeast High School Quarantining After 'Multiple' COVID Cases, Principal Says
According to Fanatics, Harper’s No. 3 jersey broke the sales record for the best 24-hour period of any player in any sport after a jersey launch.
Phillies merchandise increased 5,000 percent vs. the same day of last year, per Fanatics.READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Shootout With SEPTA Police Outside Terminal In Upper Darby
Fanatics, at its Easton, Pennsylvania, location, began making Harper merchandise the moment the Phillies introduced the former NL MVP on Saturday.
Harper jerseys and merchandise can also be bought on MLB’s official team store.MORE NEWS: Chicago-Area Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
The Phillies host the Atlanta Braves on March 28 at Citizens Bank Park on Opening Day.