About Aroldis Chapman Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
There has never been a person to throw a baseball faster than Aroldis Chapman. The Cuban pitcher holds the MLB record, as well as the Guinness World Record, for the fastest recorded pitch of 105.1 mph. Chapman defected from Cuba in 2009 and then signed a contract with the Cincinnati Reds. He made his major league debut in 2010 but his break-out season was in 2012. That was his second full season and Chapman struck out a career-high 122 batters in just 71 2/3 innings for a ridiculous K/9 rate of 15.4. This would be the first of four straight All-Star seasons with the Reds where he saved 145 games across that stretch.
Prior to the 2016 season, with Chapman a year away from free agency, he was traded from the Reds to the Yankees. After saving 20 games for New York, the Yankees made the decision to trade their best players, as they knew that they were not likely to make a legitimate playoff push, and traded Chapman to the Cubs. The left-handed closer was outstanding in the playoff push for the Cubs, saving 16 games only allowing three runs in 26 2/3 innings for an ERA of 1.01. As the most reliable arm out of the Cubs bullpen, Chapman was integral to the team’s success and they went on to win the 2016 World Series over the Cleveland Indians.
After winning the World Series, Chapman returned to the Yankees through free agency signing a five-year $86 million deal. Because of the incredible velocity that Aroldis Chapman throws with, he has been nicknamed the “Cuban Missile” or the “Cuban Flame Thrower”. Fans love watching triple digits pop up on the radar gun, which is why the electric closer is adored by his fans in New York. Our guaranteed authentic autographed memorabilia of Chapman are highly coveted and only increasing in value. These collectibles will look amazing on display in your home or office.
Collecting Aroldis Chapman Memorabilia
Aroldis Chapman Autographed Photos
: Aroldis Chapman has the luxury of being adored by three fan bases. The Reds fans love him because he started his career there, the Yankees fans love him because he plays there now, and Cubs fans are thankful for him because he helped deliver a World Series win. We offer autographed photos of Chapman for all those fan bases that will instantly be a favorite in your collection. These autographed photos are guaranteed authentic and are of great value.
Aroldis Chapman Autographed Baseballs
: For Cubs fans that are appreciative of Chapman’s contributions to their World Series victory, we offer World Series baseballs signed by the Cuban Missile. We also have baseballs from the All-Star game that Chapman played signed by the closer. Any autographed Aroldis Chapman baseball will be incredibly valuable one day, as he purses a Hall of Fame career. Each certified authentic autographed Chapman baseball will look great showcased in your home.