Despite the fact that the Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908 and have lost nearly 200 games over the past two seasons, the Chicago Cubs remain one of the most popular teams in baseball.
“Lovable Losers” have captured the heart and attention of Chicago and the rest of the country alike thanks to their epic futility and the fact that their games are broadcast across the nation on WGN.
So what do you get for a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan? Well, here are the top 10 gifts that are sure to make any Chicago Cubs fans remember this holiday season:
Cubs Convention Tickets – The Chicago Cubs Convention is the mecca for die-hard Cubs fans. Each year, thousands make the annual pilgrimage to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers to kick off the baseball season and mingle with players, coaches, alumni, broadcasters, business executives and some of the organization’s top minor league prospects. Passes are surprisingly affordable at $20 per day. For all the details see: 2014 Cubs Convention.
Wrigley Field Tour – Wrigley Field, the Cubs’ home field, is the 2nd-oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, clocking in at 99 years old. The Chicago Cubs offer daily, VIP and group tours on gamedays starting in March of each season. This is the perfect gift for any Cubs fan looking for a unique opportunity to go behind the season in this historic ballpark. With such features as the marquee sign and hand-operated scoreboard, there is a ton to see. For more information, check out Cubs.com.
Chicago Cubs Tickets – There is nothing more exciting to any Chicago Cubs fan than actually attending a game at beautiful Wrigley Field. Depending on when you want to go and who they are playing, tickets can surprisingly be very affordable. For those die-hard Cubs fans, tickets to opening day or a against top rivals like the St. Louis Cardinals or Chicago White Sox are always a safe bet. Games against interleague opponent also make unique gifts. For some great deals on Cubs tickets, check out these Cubs tickets for sale by owner.
Chicago Cubs Jersey – You can never go wrong with getting an authentic Cubs jersey. While you can always go with a blank jersey (i.e., no name or number on the back), you can make it extra special by customizing it with the number and name of their favorite player. If you are unsure of their favorite player, you can always go with a Cubs legend like Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Ryne Sandberg or Fergie Jenkins. If you go with a current Cubs player, be sure to pick on that will likely remain on the team for a few years. Best bets for the current batch of Cubs would be Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo or Jeff Samardzija. A good place to begin you search is over at FansEdge.
Chicago Cubs Club Membership – If you are looking for an affordable gift for under $20 then look no further than a 1-year membership in the Chicago Cubs Club. You can purchase a membership for only $19.95 here.
Subscription to Vine Line – Another affordable gift for any Cubs fan is a subscription to Vine Line. Vine Line is official magazine of the Chicago Cubs and is filled with stories on current, future and former Cubs. The magazine is also loaded with high quality colorful photos. You can get a 1-year subscription to Vine Line for under $30 at this website.
Wrigley Field “W” Flag – Any true Cubs fans is aware that a white “W” flag is flown at Wrigley Field following a Cubs win. A great gift idea is to purchase a replica “W” flag like this — only $24.95. For the Cubs fans with more discerning taste, you can purchase an authentic “W” flag that was actually flown over Wrigley Field. Only $449.99. What a bargain!
Authentic Chicago Cubs Autographed Baseball – Much like a jersey listed above, autographed baseballs are another great gift idea. The key here is knowing who their favorite player is. You can purchase authenticated autographed baseballs direct from the Chicago Cubs here.
Personalized Scoreboard Message – If you or your giftee already have tickets for a particular game, then you may want to make the day extra special by getting your personal message displayed on the scoreboard at Wrigley Field. For only $110, you can have you message displayed during the 5th inning of the game. A photo of the scoreboard with you message is also included. There is a limit of 20 per game, so it is best to reserved well in advance. For all the details see: Cubs.com.
MLB TV Subscription – Although a subscription to MLB TV applies to any baseball fan, this is especially great for Cubs. The Cubs are the only team that plays the majority of their games during the day. As such, many working fans end up missing a lot of games on TV. With a subscription to MLB TV, a Cubs fans can watch every Chicago Cubs game from their computer or mobile device. For subscription details, check out MLB.tv.