KC Royals: First SportsCrate delivers disappointment to subscribers

KC Royals fans - Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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The KC Royals are one of the few teams selected to have their own crates sent out monthly by SportsCrate this season. SportsCrate will send out packages to subscribers once a month as the baseball season rolls along and the first box arrived to fans this week, with mixed results.

When I first heard what SportsCrate was all about, I thought it was an awesome idea. Subscribers would pay $39.99 a month (or $179.99 for the whole year) and SportsCrate would ship them packages filled with goodies from their favorite baseball team.

The Kansas City Royals were one of the teams included in SportsCrate’s deal, so I decided, “What the heck?” and signed up. I figured I’d be getting cool swag like a t-shirt (they asked for my size), a bobblehead, and maybe some other random item once a month for the duration of the 2017 season. That sounded like a pretty sweet deal to me, so I gladly subscribed.

After receiving the first crate, however, I’m not sure if I’ll even keep my subscription. I am not real impressed by the contents of my first KC Royals SportsCrate. I don’t usually embed my own tweets in my articles, but for the sake of this article, I sort of had to, so bare with me.

As you can see, I got my wish with a t-shirt, but that’s about it. The t-shirt design is ugly, but the material is nice, so I guess that evens out. I’ll probably only wear it when I work out, but hey… It’s something.

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Also included in package number one was a Danny Duffy action figure (not bobblehead) that was about half the size of a bobblehead and was creepy as hell. It seriously looks nothing like Danny Duffy and he should actually take offense to this creepy figurine.

There was a Royals pin, which I will never wear because who wears pins anymore? The box also consisted of a corn hole game and a Danny Duffy baseball card. I’m not sure why Duffy’s card was included honestly. Now people can see just how awful that figurine design is.

SportsCrate also included a cooler (which I only know what it was because Max Rieper of Royals Review got his crate before I got mine and was kind enough to share), but it wasn’t a Royals cooler. It had SportsCrate’s logo on it and that sucks. Had it been a Royals cooler, I’d have actually used it to take my lunch to work every day. Now it’ll probably go unused.

To those of you considering signing up for these Kansas City Royals SportsCrates, I’d urge you not to after the disappointment I felt with this first batch. Perhaps they’ll get better each month, but in all fairness, it’d be hard to do much worse for the month of June.

Are you a SportsCrate subscriber? If so, what did you think of the first month’s contents?