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Sports Crate is about as disappointing as the Royals season

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Meh.

Subscription services are all the rage right now, and sports fans can get in on the action with Sports Crate. For $39.99 a month, you can get a box of gifts related to your favorite team (limited to just ten teams right now, including the Royals). Each month you will get 5-7 team-specific items, and also get the chance to possibly win VIP experiences throughout the year. You can cancel at any time, although there is a discount for signing up for the entire year.

I decided to give the subscription service a try, and found the first offering to be, well, underwhelming. Take a look.

Yea, the video image is reversed for some reason, but Duffy is left-handed. But is that Duffy? Looks more like Wade Davis.

Here are some pictures.

The t-shirt is...ugly. Like, what is going on there? There is no name or number on the back, just the corporate logo for SPORTS CRATE. The fanny pack-type thing has no Royals logo at all. Frankly, it looks like something you get for free for showing up to your corporate retreat.

My expectations weren’t all that high. A decent t-shirt, a small poster, and a bobblehead probably would have satisfied me. But this just seems like leftover stuff from a bad Royals giveaway. The best gift was probably the Danny Duffy figure, but it is much smaller than I expected. I’ll give it another month to see if the swag improves, but that was a pretty underwhelming experience after waiting several weeks.

Did you sign up yet? What did you think of the first box?