WBBM Newsradio/Bob Roberts

Bears Fans Blitz Stores For Team Merchandise

December 18, 2018 - 5:21 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Bears gear is selling fast at area sporting goods stores -- if they can even get the merchandise.

Jerseys of Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky are sold out and locker room T-shirts are not available at the Wrigleyville Sports River North store, at 549 N. Wells St.  

Manager  DeAngelo Gardner said it’s unlikely he’ll be able to restock either before Christmas, although he added the store should have new supplies before the first playoff game.

There are ugly Christmas sweaters with Bears logos.

Also, a few Khalil Mack jerseys were still available mid-afternoon Tuesday, and there were Walter Payton and Gale Sayers jerseys for the vintage crowd. 

Gardner said he expects sales to remain hot so long as the Bears keep winning. If they don’t, they can join other merchandise on the sale rack – currently 30 percent off for Cubs merchandise, 40 percent off for the Hawks and 50 percent off for the Bulls. 

How soon they forget.