*Play This Song While Reading This Post*
My hate with the NBA Store has been well documented on this site. I want to be a billboard for the WNBA. I want to waste my disposable income on WNBA merch but unfortunately most teams don’t have a substantial selection available online, particularly in men’s sizes.
If the WNBA doesn’t want to make it easy for fans to find merch I’ll put the entire league on my back.
This new series “Window Shopping” is where I’ll scrub the bowels of the internet looking for interesting and unique WNBA merchandise for the people.
For the first installment I went inside a time machine and went shopping on eBay for my former hometown team, the Detroit Shock (RIP).
Here are some of the highlights:
Cheryl Ford in a Ford. Unbelievable. It’s this kind of creativity that the bobble head game has been missing. I have Richard Hamilton and Chauncey Billups bobbleheads at my desk at work. I might need to add Cheryl to the crew and hop in her Ford and drive in the fastlane en route to exceeding my sales quota.
The Detroit Shock experienced success most teams would dream of and that success came with many experiences that athletes dream of:
1. White House Visits
Love this photo of George W gripping the orange and white ball. Looks fierce af.
2. Championship Parades
Love the Spirit of Detroit rocking a shock jersey
3. Wheaties Boxes
Finally, the most important of them all being on the cover of a Wheaties Box. The pinnacle of sports success. I never thought I’d be able to find an unopened box of Wheaties commemorating the 2006 Detroit Shock championship but eBay did not disappoint.
These were probably my favorite find of the day. As a guy I have no need for barrettes but I almost wish I had a girlfriend to buy these for. Nothing screams “I’m a bad bitch” more than rocking some brand new mint condition Detroit Shock barrettes.
Swin Cash was my favorite player growing up. Not as unique as the Ford in a Ford bobblehead but a solid add to any bobblehead collection. I’d like to see my two favorite UCONN shooting guards together and I might have to buy this to put next to my Richard Hamilton bobblehead at my desk.
If I hadn’t been following L Bag’s shitty gambling picks from last night I’d jump on this. Best piece of autographed memorabilia I was able to find. Looking at this listing again I almost respect the trolling from the seller asking $170.42 for shipping and handling. This would look awesome framed in any man cave.
Bought this instantly. Just what I was looking for. Nothing better than a climalite shirt.
Almost jumped on this one instantly as well. Braving the bomb cyclone on the east coast has been tough but a Detroit Shock blanket could make things a lot easier.
All in all a great showing for the Detroit Shock on eBay.
Don’t let the NBA store lead you astray there are many hidden gems out there.